Coast Guard CAMSLANT Change of Command

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Communications Area Master Station Atlantic (CAMSLANT) will have a change-of-command ceremony August 23 at 11 a.m. at the Naval Support Activity, Northwest Annex, in Chesapeake, Va.

Commander Eric Bruner will relieve Commander Steve Godfrey. Vice Adm. Brian Peterman, commander Coast Guard Atlantic Area, will preside over the ceremony. Bruner is currently deputy chief of Coast Guard Atlantic Area C4IT and Security Division. Godfrey is departing for Atlantic Area where he will serve as the Deputy Chief of Atlantic Area C4IT and Security Division.

First named Radio Station Norfolk, then Communication Station Portsmouth, the unit has moved from various sites within the Hampton Roads area. Since 1976 the unit has been located at the Naval Support Activity Norfolk, Northwest Annex. In 1985, COMMSTA Portsmouth was formally changed to “Communications Area Master Station Atlantic – NMN” and is known as the “Center of Excellence” for Coast Guard telecommunications that abides by the motto “No call unanswered”. CAMSLANT directs and oversees day to day operations and maintains operational control of the Communications system for the Coast Guard Atlantic Area. This includes Communication Stations Miami, Boston and New Orleans, in addition to a number of remote sites.

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