Station Sandy Hook to Host Change of Command

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, N.J. — Chief Warrant Officer Sean McGarigal will relieve Chief Warrant Officer Todd Stoughton as commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook Friday, June 15th.Captain Robert O’Brien, commander of Coast Guard Sector New York, will officiate during the ceremony.

McGarigal comes to Sandy Hook from his assignment in Atlantic City as detached duty to Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, based in Philadelphia.

After the change of command Stoughton will move on to become the first lieutenant aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Elm based in Atlantic Beach, N.C.

“During my time here we have partnered with all of the state and law enforcement agencies and assisted them with getting department of homeland security grants for their boats,” said Stoughton. “We have worked with state and local authorities to help them keep the waterfront safe. It has been fast, furious and fun.”

Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook crews save lives, assist mariners in distress, enforce the nation’s fisheries, narcotics and migration laws, and conducts homeland security patrols from Shrewsbury Rock to the Verrazzano Bridge.

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