Coast Guard Station Fort Macon to hold change of command ceremony

5th Coast Guard District NewsFORT MACON, N.C. – Coast Guard Station Fort Macon is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony here, Friday at 10 a.m.

Senior Chief Petty Officer David Scott Hooley will turn over command of the station to Senior Chief Petty Officer Thaddeus Bouchard.

Bouchard enlisted in the Coast Guard in February 1997. His previous assignments include Station Southwest Harbor, Maine, Station Georgetown, S.C., the Coast Guard Cutter Monhegan homeported in Key West, Fla., the Coast Guard Cutter Attu homeported in Key West, Fla. the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon homeported in Tybee Island, Ga., and the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, S.C.

During his years of service, Bouchard has earned three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, the Coast Guard Letter of Commendation and various unit specific awards.

Hooley enlisted in the Coast Guard in September 1989. His previous assignments include Station Ketchikan, Alaska, Station Hatteras Inlet, N.C., the Coast Guard Cutter Bainbridge Island homeported in Sandy Hook, N.J., Group Hatteras, Station Oregon Inlet, N.C., the Coast Guard Cutter Marcus Hanna homeported in South Portland, Maine, Station Wachapreague, Va., and Station Emerald Isle, N.C.

During his years of service, Hooley has earned the Douglas A. Munro Award for Inspirational Leadership, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, the Coast Guard Letter of Commendation, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal and various unit specific awards.

Coast Guard Station Fort Macon patrols the waters from Drum Inlet on Core Banks south to the North Carolina–South Carolina border and conducts search and rescue and law enforcement missions.

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