KODIAK, Alaska — Capt. Mark Morin will relieve Capt. Melissa L. Rivera as commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak during a change of command ceremony Wednesday.
Rivera has been the commanding officer of Air Station Kodiak since 2012 and will transfer to New London, Connecticut, as the commandant of cadets at the Coast Guard Academy.
The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that ensures the continuity of command. It is a formal ceremony conducted before the entire crew. The ceremony marks the transfer of total responsibility, authority, and accountability for the station and the accomplishment of its assigned mission. It is conducted according to a formally prescribed ritual, to honor and maintain traditions of the service.