Coast Guard Sector Charleston holds change of command

Coast Guard Sector Charleston conducts change of command ceremony on June 13, 2017 at the USS Yorktown. Capt. Gary Tomasulo transferred command to Capt. Gregory Stump.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston conducts change of command ceremony on June 13, 2017 at the USS Yorktown. Capt. Gary Tomasulo transferred command to Capt. Gregory Stump.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Sector Charleston conducted a change of command ceremony Tuesday at the USS Yorktown.

During the ceremony Capt. Gary Tomasulo transferred command of Coast Guard Sector Charleston to Capt. Gregory Stump who temporarily assumes command of the Sector.

Tomasulo served as the commanding officer of Sector Charleston since 2015 and is transferring to the White House to serve as the senior director for transborder security.

Stump comes to Sector Charleston from Coast Guard headquarters where he served as the deputy director of reserve and military personnel.

The change of command ceremony marks a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another. It is a time honored tradition, conducted before the assembled crew, as well as honored guests and dignitaries to formally demonstrate the continuity of the authority within a command.

The commander of Sector Charleston manages over 700 active duty, reserve and civilian men and women in conducting all Coast Guard missions in South Carolina and Georgia.

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