Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak Holds Change of Command

NEW YORK - Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Paul Windt (left) salutes Lt. Keith Blevins (right) during the Sitkinak’s change-of-command ceremony in Bayonne, New Jersey, June 29, 2017. Capt. Michael Day (center), commander Coast Guard Sector New York, presided over the ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK – Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Paul Windt (left) salutes Lt. Keith Blevins (right) during the Sitkinak’s change-of-command ceremony in Bayonne, New Jersey, June 29, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK – Coast Guard Lt. Keith Blevins relieved Lt. Cmdr. Paul Windt as the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team-New York, Thursday.

Capt. Michael Day, commander Coast Guard Sector New York, presided over the ceremony.

Windt will report to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., to the office of Law Enforcement.

Blevins was previously assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Aquidneck, a 110-foot Patrol Boat currently homeported in Manama, Bahrain.

The change of command ceremony 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 Sitkinak is a 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat homeported in Bayonne, New Jersey. The ships complement includes two officers and 15 enlisted.

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