Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento hosts change-of-command ceremony

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard News
McCLELLAN, Calif. – Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., held a change-of-command ceremony where Capt. Michael Eagle transferred command of the air station to Capt. Douglas Nash Friday.

Eagle departed to the Coast Guard’s 11th District to be chief of response enforcement. Nash reported from Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served as Chief of Aviation Forces.

Rear Adm. Karl Schultz, 11th Coast Guard District commander, presided over the ceremony.

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.

Pictures from the ceremony can be viewed at the Coast Guard News Flickr page.

Air Station Sacramento change of command

Coast Guard Read Adm. Karl Schultz, 11th District commander, looks on as Capt. Michael Eagle relinquishes command of Air Station Sacramento, Calif. to Capt. Douglas Nash during a change of command ceremony held at Air Station Sacramento July 12, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena


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