Coast Guard Research and Development Center Change of Command

1st Coast Guard District NewsNEW LONDON, Conn., – Capt. Matthew J. Sisson will assume command responsibilites from Capt. Alan N. Arsenault, as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Research and Development Center during a military change of command ceremony scheduled to be held at Fort Trumbull State Park Thursday, June 23rd at 11 a.m.

Rear Adm. John H. Korn, Assistant Commandant for Acquisition, will preside over the ceremony.

The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition, which formally restates that the continuity of command will be maintained. It is a formal ritual, conducted before the assembled company of the command. It conveys to the officers, enlisted personnel, civilian employees and auxiliary members of the Coast Guard that although the authority of command is relinquished by one person and is assumed by another, it is still maintained without interruption.

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