Coast Guard Sector Juneau to hold change of command

17th Coast Guard District NewsJUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Sector Juneau will hold a change of command ceremony on the dock at Coast Guard Station Juneau where Capt. Scott Bornemann will relieve Capt. Melissa Bert as Sector Juneau commanding officer during a formal ceremony Friday at 10:30 a.m., with Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, the 17th Coast Guard District commander, presiding.

Bert has commanded Sector Juneau since June 2009. Bert’s next assignment will be at the Military Fellowship program at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York City.

Bornemann is arriving from the 13th Coast Guard District in Seattle where he served as chief of prevention. While in the 13th District he temporarily served as commander of Sector Seattle/Puget Sound.

Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, Bornemann served as deputy incident commander and federal on-scene coordinator’s representative for the Gulf Coast incident management team for one month. He helped lead the effort to combat the largest offshore oil spill in United States history. This monumental response required the unity in effort and assiduous teamwork of over 47,000 federal, state and local responders, including over 7,000 Coast Guard personnel and the deployment of more than 80 Coast Guard cutters and aircraft.

His prior assignments include a variety of both operational and staff assignments. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1984 and Coast Guard officer candidate school in 1987, he served as a marine inspector and investigator at marine safety office Mobile, Ala., as an instructor at Reserve Training Center Yorktown, Va., chief of marine safety with Marine Safety Office Valdez now Marine Safety Unit Valdez, Port of Marine Safety Office Pittsburg executive officer, chief of prevention and compliance branch with the 17th Coast Guard District and Sector Juneau deputy commander.

Bornemann has two sons, Jeffrey, 21, and Jay, 15.

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