Station Brunswick to receive new officer in charge

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Coast Guard Station Brunswick will host a change of command ceremony Friday at 10 a.m.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Andrew Engle will be replaced by Senior Chief Petty Officer Jeremy McConnell as officer in charge of Station Brunswick.

McConnell is a St Petersburg, Fla., native and most recently served as officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Hobucken, N.C. McConnell enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1993.

Station Brunswick has 51 personnel and responds to approximately 100 search and rescue cases a year. Station Brunswick’s area of responsibility covers approximately 60 miles of coastline.

The change of command ceremony is a time-honored event preserved by the rich heritage of naval tradition. It is a custom that is formal and impressive and designed to strengthen the respect for the continuity of command that is vital to any military organization.

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