BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Campbell is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. During the ceremony Cmdr. Mark A. McDonnell will be relieving Capt. Michael F. Nasitka as the Commanding Officer.
The Change of Command Ceremony is a time-honored military tradition. It is a formal ritual conducted before the assembled company of the command. It conveys to officers and enlisted personnel of the cutter that although the authority of command is relinquished by one person and assumed by another, it is still maintained without interruption.
The Coast Guard Cutter Campbell is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, NH.