Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center ushers in new commander

5th Coast Guard District News
NORFOLK, Va. — Coast Guard Capt. George G. Bonner relieved Rear Adm. James M. Heinz during a change of command ceremony Thursday at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside in Norfolk.

In relieving Heinz, Bonner will be the commander of the Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center. Heinz’s next assignment is to Coast Guard Headquarters as the Director of Reserve and Military Personnel.

Presided by Rear Adm. Michael J. Haycock, assistant commandant for engineering and logistics, Coast Guard Capt. George G. Bonner relieved Rear Adm. James M. Heinz during a change of command ceremony Thursday, June 12 at Norfolk, Va. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition, which formally restates the continuity of command will be maintained and is a formal ritual conducted before the assembled company of command. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster)

Presided by Rear Adm. Michael J. Haycock, assistant commandant for engineering and logistics, Coast Guard Capt. George G. Bonner relieves Rear Adm. James M. Heinz during a change of command ceremony Thursday, June 12 at Norfolk, Va. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster

Bonner will be reporting from his recent assignment as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Facility Design & Construction Center in Norfolk.

A native of Manteo, North Carolina, Bonner received his commission in 1989, and his first tour aboard the Harriet Lane. Bonner has served as Facilities and Environmental Engineer at Support Center Kodiak, Alaska, Project Manager at Facility Design & Construction Center, Norfolk, Engineering Officer for Coast Guard Greater Antilles Section, Puerto Rico; Chief of Planning and Executive Officer at Civil Engineering Unit Oakland, California; Chief of Infrastructure Planning at Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Portsmouth, and Chief of Logistics at Sector Hampton Roads, Portsmouth.

Headquartered in Norfolk, the Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center exercises technical authority and applies configuration standards to acquire, maintain, alter, refurbish, and dispose of shore facilities enabling Coast Guard mission execution and operations.

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

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