Station Juneau Officer in Charge passes torch at ceremony

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Station Juneau held a change of command ceremony Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the station. Chief Petty Officer James A. Greenlief relieved Chief Petty Officer Ryan W. O’Meara as Officer in Charge in a formal ceremony.

O’Meara has commanded the small boat station since August 2007. O’Meara’s is being promoted to Chief Warrant Officer and has been assigned as the Auxiliary Trainer for District Fourteen in Honolulu.

Greenlief is arriving from Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay, Ore., where he served as Executive Petty Officer from 2006 to 2010. His prior assignments include Coast Guard Cutter Sedge, Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Coos Bay, Ore., Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River, Ore., Coast Guard Cutter Point Heyer, and Coast Guard Station Coos Bay.

Greenlief’s military decorations include; two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, Commandants Letter of Commendation, three Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation and multiple other personal and unit awards.

Greenlief has been married to Sandra Tietjen Greenlief of Homer for 21 years and has two daughters Tamara and Katrina.

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