Coast Guard Air Station Detroit to Hold Change of Command

DETROIT – Coast Guard Air Station Detroit is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony at 11 a.m. June 30, 2010 at Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

During the ceremony, Cmdr. Daniel Travers will transfer command of the air station to Cmdr. Michael Platt.

Travers is departing to attend the National War College at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C., where he will be studying to receive a Masters of Science in National Security Strategy. Platt is reporting from Air Station Los Angeles.

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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