Coast Guard Cutter Elderberry to hold change of command in Petersburg, Alaska

Coast Guard Alaska News
PETERSBURG, Alaska — Senior Chief Randal Burr will relieve Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Burke as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Elderberry during a formal ceremony at the Sons of Norway Hall in Petersburg Friday at 10 a.m.

Burke has commanded the Elderberry since October 2009. His next assignment will be aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen in San Francisco.

Burr is reporting to the Elderberry from duties as the officer-in-charge of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Detroit. His previous assignments include a tour aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hudson where he rebuilt more than 80 aids to navigation in the Mississippi River and the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, as part of Hurricane Katrina recovery operations near New Orleans.

Burr’s personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Award, four Coast Guard Letters of Commendation and eight Good Conduct Awards.

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