Station Bellingham holds Change of Command

13th Coast Guard District NewsBellingham, Wash. – Chief Warrant Officer Christopher A. Robinson succeeded Senior Chief Petty Officer James L. Herzog and became the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Bellingham during a change-of-command ceremony at the station, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011.

Robinson previously served as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk in Port Angeles, Wash. Herzog retired immediately following the change-of-command after nearly 30-years of military service.

The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored tradition and deeply rooted in Coast Guard and Naval history. The event signifies a total transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability for the command. The ceremony is attended by all members of the unit so they all witness the transfer of leadership.

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