Coast Guard Base Seattle holds change-of-command

13th Coast Guard District NewsSEATTLE — Coast Guard Capt. Marc P. Lebeau succeeded Capt. Robert J. Klapproth as commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Seattle during a change-of-command ceremony at the base, Thursday.

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.

Base Seattle provides support to more than 1,600 personnel located at 16 shore units and five cutters. Support services provided by the base include: Facilities Engineering, Personnel Support, Health Safety and Work Life, Naval Engineering Support, Electronic Systems Support, Comptroller, as well as Procurement and Contracting. The base falls under the command of Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich, the current Director of Operational Logistics.

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