Coast Guard Base Seattle gets new commanding officer

A Coast Guard color guard comprised of members assigned to Base Seattle, Sector Puget Sound and the Coast Guard 13th District office present colors during Base Seattle's change-of-command ceremony, July 17, 2015. Coast Guard Base Seattle was commissioned in 1976 and provides services to more than 1,600 personnel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer)SEATTLE — Capt. Stanley Romanowicz relieved Capt. Marc Lebeau as commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Seattle, Friday.

Romanowicz’s previous assignment was as a management and program analyst within the mission support integration office at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“I’m very confident we will continue to expand on the great foundation built by Capt. Lebeau and the Base Seattle team,” said Romanowicz. “Supporting Coast Guard operations in the most efficient and effective manner has never been more important than it is today.”

Lebeau’s next assignment will be as chief of naval engineering at Coast Guard Headquarters.

“Base Seattle has been the trend setter for mission support,” said Lebeau. “In the last three years, I’ve been amazed by the depth and breadth of your technical skill and your limitless ambition. You have made me proud to be your spoksman.”

Base Seattle was commissioned in 1976 and has received numerous upgrades to the grounds and facilities throughout its history. Today, the base provides services to more than 1,hange600 crewmembers from 16 shore units and 5 cutters.

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