Cutter Sturgeon Bay to Hold Change of Command Ceremony

BAYONNE, N.J. – The Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay will hold a change of command ceremony at Memorial Park Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, N.J. at 11:00 a.m., July 6, 2010.

Lt. Daniel J. Everette will relieve Lt. Cmdr. Scott Rae as the commanding officer aboard the multi-mission, 140-foot ice-breaking tug in a long-standing naval tradition, recognizing the legal transfer of authority and responsibility from one commander to another.

Everette’s most recent assignment was the GPS and Broadcast Group Lead for the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) at the Coast Guard Command and Control Engineering Center (C2CEN) in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Everette’s professional awards and achievements include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Commandant Letter of Commendation, three Arctic Service Medals, and the Antarctica Service Medal. In addition, he is a FAA certificated Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot and holds a current Flight Instructor Certificate.

Rae grew up in the Midwest and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University in 1988. He enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1990. Upon graduation from basic training, he was assigned to Aids to Navigation Team Georgetown where he became a Boatswain Mate Petty Officer 3rd Class. Soon after, he was transferred to Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay in Baltimore, MD, where he quickly advanced to Boatswain Mate 2nd Class and was in charge of a 10-person duty section that conducted search and rescue, law enforcement and environmental protection on the Upper Chesapeake Bay.

Rae’s first sea duty assignment was aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Point Highland homeported in Chincoteague, VA. He was accepted to Officer Candidate School in 1999, and graduated as an Ensign in 2000. After assignments in New Jersey, Virginia and the Persian Gulf, Rae assumed command of Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay, and was promoted to lieutenant commander February 1, 2010.

Rae’s awards include the Permanent Cutterman pin, Coxswain and Boat Force Operations Insignias, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, Combat Action Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal and several other unit and team awards.

Rae will transfer to Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, N.J., to assume the duties as the Regimental Officer for recruit training.

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