Group/Air Station Port Angeles change of command Monday

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – Captain Mark D’Andrea, will hand over command of Coast Guard Group Port Angeles and Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles to Captain Scott Pollock during a change of command ceremony scheduled Monday at 11:00 a.m.

D’Andrea has been the commander of Coast Guard Group/Air Station Port Angeles since 2004 and will next be assigned as Chief of Response for the Coast Guard’s Thirteenth Coast Guard District based in Seattle.

D’Andrea graduated Northern Cambria High School in 1977 and then attended Saint Francis College before graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in 1982. He also holds a Master of Science degree from Purdue University.

D’Andrea’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation.

Pollock, a native of Tacoma, Wash., was recently assigned as the District Seventeen Chief Incident Management Branch in Juneau, Alaska. He graduated from Curtis High School before earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of South Alabama.

Rear Admiral Richard R. Houck, District Thirteen Commander, will officiate the ceremony.

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