Rear Adm. Burhoe Assumes Command of the Coast Guard Academy

NEW LONDON – The Coast Guard Academy welcomed a new superintendent today as Rear Adm. J. Scott Burhoe assumed command in a ceremony led by Coast Guard Chief of Staff Vice Adm. Robert Papp.

Rear Adm. Burhoe reports to the Coast Guard Academy after serving as the assistant commandant for governmental and public affairs at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C. In his 30 years of service, Burhoe has served in a variety of operational and staff assignments including executive officer and alternate captain of the port at Coast Guard Station New London.

In assuming the job of Superintendant, he becomes the first OCS graduate to lead the school. Burhoe is a graduate of Virginia Tech and holds a masters degree in public administration from American University in Washington, DC. He earned his commission from Officer Candidate School in 1977.

Burhoe takes the helm of the Academy as it recovers from a sex scandal and subsequent court-martial, racial discrimination charges and numerous internal and federal investigations.

Outgoing Superintendant Rear Adm. James Van Sice, who reported to the Academy just 18 months ago, will now become the director of Coast Guard personnel management in Washington, D.C. According to New London newspaper The Day, Van Sice said that he planned to request retirement for the Coast Guard later this year

Rear Adm. J. Scott Burhoe (left) relieves Rear Adm. James C. Van Sice (right) to become the 39th superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy

Rear Adm. J. Scott Burhoe (left) relieves Rear Adm. James C. Van Sice (right) to become the 39th superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy. US Coast Guard Photo.

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