Anchorage Coast Guard Commander relieved

JUNEAU, Alaska -Rear Adm. Arthur E. Brooks, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District, temporarily relieved Capt. H. Mark Hamilton Monday from his duties as Commander, Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, citing alleged misconduct and loss of confidence in the officer’s ability to command.

Pending the results of an investigation, Rear Adm. Brooks may recommend that Capt. Hamilton resume command or be permanently relieved. Final determination regarding a permanent removal or resumption of command is made by the Commandant of the Coast Guard in Washington, D.C.

Capt. John S. Kenyon, assigned as the Seventeenth District Chief of Prevention, has assumed temporary command of Sector Anchorage.

Capt. Hamilton has been temporarily reassigned to the Seventeenth Coast Guard District staff.

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