New commanding officer assumes command of the Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal

Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Kumar BrunhartMcBratney delivers his remarks after assuming command of the Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal in Corona Del Mar, Calif., July 7, 2017. BrunhartMcbratney was raised in Chardon, Ohio, before attending the Coast Guard Academy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney.

Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Kumar BrunhartMcBratney delivers his remarks after assuming command of the Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal in Corona Del Mar, Calif., July 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Barney.

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal received a new commanding officer during a change-of-command ceremony in Corona Del Mar, Friday.

Lt. Jamie S. Kim, the commanding officer of the Narwhal, relinquished command to Lt. j.g. Kumar BrunhartMcBratney during a time-honored military tradition that formally transfers and ensures continuity of command.

BrunhartMcBratney reports to the Narwhal from his previous tour serving as the operations officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy (WPB 1326), a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Woodshole, Massachusetts.

The Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal is a Marine Protector Class coastal patrol cutter and is homeported in Corona Del Mar. The Narwhal is one of the smallest multi-mission patrol vessels employed by the Coast Guard.

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