Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit Miami to welcome new commanding officer

Southeastern Coast Guard News
MIAMI – Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit (CEU) Miami will welcome its new Commanding Officer during a change-of-command ceremony at Base Miami Beach, Fla., at 2 p.m., Friday.

The military change-of-command is a time honored naval tradition which signifies the transfer of total responsibility, authority and accountability from one individual to another.

During the ceremony, Cmdr. John D. Berry will relieve Cmdr. Benjamin L. Davis, whose next assignment will be Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Base Miami Beach.

Berry’s previous assignment was as the facility engineer at Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Berry is a native of Danbury, Conn., and graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1996. Berry holds masters degrees in Technical Management and Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Illinois.

CEU Miami provides a full range of shore facility planning, design, contracting, construction management, environmental compliance and real property management services in support of Coast Guard missions. It executes more than $28 million in maintenance and construction projects annually in support of more than 150 operational units. CEU Miami’s vast geographic area of responsibility extends as far south as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, north along the east coast of the United States up to and including South Carolina, west along the Gulf Coast to Texas, and also encompasses the Western Rivers region comprised of thousands of miles along the Mississippi, Missouri and other inland waterways.

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