Coast Guard Force Readiness Command holds change of command

5th Coast Guard District News
YORKTOWN, Va. – Rear Adm. Scott Buschman relieved Rear Adm. Stephen E. Mehling as Commander, Coast Guard Force Readiness Command during a change of command ceremony Friday at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown.

Buschman most recently served as the executive assistant to the deputy commandant for Coast Guard operations.

Mehling will assume the duties of Director for Joint Interagency Task Force South.

The Force Readiness Command is responsible for optimizing human performance throughout the Coast Guard’s workforce. The command enhances mission execution by providing clear tactics, techniques, procedures, relevant training, quality assessments and exercise support. This continuous human performance cycle enables FORCECOM to prepare Coast Guardsmen to carry out the service’s mission in ensuring safety, security and stewardship of the Nation’s waters.

The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that ensures the continuity of command of the unit and its personnel. It is a formal ceremony and marks the transfer of total responsibility, authority and accountability for the units and its assigned missions. It is conducted according to a formally prescribed ritual, to honor and maintain traditions of the service.

Rear Adm. Scott Buschman relieved Rear Adm. Stephen E. Mehling as the commander of Force Readiness Command during a change of command ceremony presided by Vice Adm. Manson Brown, deputy commandant for mission support, at Training Center Yorktown Friday, May 17, 2013. FORCECOM is responsible for optimizing human performance throughout the Coast Guard's workforce. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn)

Rear Adm. Scott Buschman relieved Rear Adm. Stephen E. Mehling as the commander of Force Readiness Command during a change of command ceremony presided by Vice Adm. Manson Brown, deputy commandant for mission support, at Training Center Yorktown Friday, May 17, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn)

Rear Adm. Scott Buschman relieved Rear Adm. Stephen E. Mehling as the commander of Force Readiness Command during a change of command ceremony presided by Vice Adm. Manson Brown, deputy commandant for mission support, at Training Center Yorktown Friday, May 17, 2013. FORCECOM is responsible for optimizing human performance throughout the Coast Guard's workforce. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn)

Rear Adm. Scott Buschman relieved Rear Adm. Stephen E. Mehling as the commander of Force Readiness Command during a change of command ceremony presided by Vice Adm. Manson Brown, deputy commandant for mission support, at Training Center Yorktown Friday, May 17, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn)

Rear Adm. Scott Buschman relieved Rear Adm. Stephen E. Mehling as the commander of Force Readiness Command during a change of command ceremony presided by Vice Adm. Manson Brown, deputy commandant for mission support, at Training Center Yorktown Friday, May 17, 2013. FORCECOM is responsible for optimizing human performance throughout the Coast Guard's workforce. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn)

Rear Adm. Scott Buschman relieved Rear Adm. Stephen E. Mehling as the commander of Force Readiness Command during a change of command ceremony presided by Vice Adm. Manson Brown, deputy commandant for mission support, at Training Center Yorktown Friday, May 17, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn)

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