Coast Guard Station Brunswick holds change of command ceremony

Southeastern Coast Guard News
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A change of command ceremony took place Friday aboard Coast Guard Station Brunswick as Senior Chief Petty Officer William Bennett relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer Jeremy McConnell as officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Brunswick.

Capt. Michael F. White, Jr., commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, was the presiding official over the time-honored ceremony.

“This day is about Senior Chief McDonnell, so I’d like to thank him,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer William G. Bennett III, officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Brunswick. “Senior Chief, thank you for leaving me with such a great station and outstanding crew.”

Coast Guard Station Brunswick crew missions include: search and rescue, recreational boating safety, marine fisheries, marine environmental protection, and port security operations within the port of Brunswick. Coast Guard Station Brunswick is home to 30 active duty members, 18 reserve, and Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10.

Change of command ceremonies are designed to strengthen respect for the continuity of command and are vital to any military organization. The culmination of the ceremony is reached when both members read their orders, face one another, salute, and transfer total responsibility for the command.

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