Coast Guard station to welcome new commanding officer

BALTIMORE – Lt. Jason D. Hagen will relieve Lt. Cmdr. Lynda C. LeCrone as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C., during a change of command ceremony at Bolling Air Force Base, July 17, 2009 at 10 a.m.

LeCrone oversaw the successful execution of more than 2,500 missions, including the enforcement of more than 100 safety and security zones for nationally significant events. She managed more than 700 missions in support of the security for the President of the United States, prosecuted more than 1,000 maritime law enforcement cases and conducted 113 search and rescue cases. LeCrone’s next assignment will be serving as the commandant’s change of command project officer at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“I speak for the entire crew in saying that it has been an honor and a privilege to serve with Lt. Cmdr. LeCrone,” said Lt. Michael Bell, the executive officer of Station Washington. “Her distinguished service and leadership has made the national Capitol region safer and more secure for all.”

Hagen reports to the national Capitol region from Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, Calif., where he served as the surface operations officer and the command duty officer. Prior to that, he served on staff at the 11th District Office of Law Enforcement in Alameda, Calif.

As commanding officer of Station Washington, Hagen will be responsible for search and rescue, law enforcement and homeland security throughout the region.

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