Eatons Neck Coast Guard Station holds change of command ceremony

NEW YORK — Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Mark Stauffer relieved Chief Warrant Officer Steve Pollock, former commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck, during a change of command ceremony in Northport, N.Y., Thursday.

Capt. Joe Vojvodich, commander of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, was the presiding official over the time-honored ceremony.

The Coast Guard Band, out of Stony Brook, N.Y., played ceremonial music selections for the ceremony.

Station Eatons Neck’s 50-person crew is responsible for search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, and security operations on the western Long Island Sound. The Coast Guard has continuously conducted missions on Eatons Neck since 1798.

Pollock, a native of Baltimore, Md., will be reporting to the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Silverdale, Wash.

Stauffer, a native of Muskatine, Iowa, reports from Coast Guard Sector Detroit, where he served as the Aids to Navigation Officer.

The change of command ceremony is a formal, time-honored ceremony conducted before the assembled officers and enlisted persons of a command that formally restates the continuing authority of that command. The change of command is a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another.

NEW YORK -- Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Steve Pollock, former commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck, performs a final uniform inspection on the 50-person crew during a change of command ceremony in Northport, N.Y, June 20, 2013. Pollock will be reporting to the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Silverdale, Wash. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ali Flockerzi)

Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Steve Pollock, former commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Eatons Neck, performs a final uniform inspection on the 50-person crew during a change of command ceremony in Northport, N.Y, June 20, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ali Flockerzi

 

Additional photos from the ceremony may be viewed at the Coast Guard News Flickr page.

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