Coast Guard Cutter SPAR to hold change of command in Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska News
KODIAK, Alaska — Lt. Cmdr. Douglas Jannusch will relieve Lt. Cmdr. Michele Schallip as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR during a formal ceremony aboard the cutter Friday at 10 a.m.

Schallip, who has commanded the SPAR since June 2011, will become the Coast Guard 13th District’s chief of waterways management following the ceremony.

Jannusch, reporting to the SPAR from Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos on Nassau Island in the Bahamas, served as the Coast Guard liaison officer. During his tenure, he was responsible supporting all regional Coast Guard missions while advising the U.S. Ambassador and coordinating with senior government and civilian officials for engagement of bilateral agreements.

Jannusch’s education achievements include a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California in Irvine, Calif., and a Master of International Policy and Practice from George Washington University, in Washington, D.C.

His personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and a permanent Cutterman designation and various service and unit awards.

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