High Praise From Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis Commanding Officer at Change of Command

HONOLULU – The outgoing captain of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis thanked the boat’s crew for their tremendous efforts over the past two years during a change of command ceremony Friday evening.

“I am convinced without question that the blood, sweat, and tears that you have given Jarvis over the past two years,” said Capt. Michael Inman, outgoing commanding officer, “Has sown the seeds from which crews to follow will reap significant benefits and that you have provided the Coast Guard a sustainable cutter, one that will effectively operate until the end of its service life.”

Inman, who served for two years as the Commanding Officer of the Jarvis, now heads to Juneau, Alaska to take over as the Chief of Response for the Seventeenth Coast Guard District. Capt. John Prince, a recent graduate of the Marine Corps War College in Quantico, Va., assumed command of the Honolulu-based cutter.

“It will be my personal honor to work with the crew of the Jarvis over the next two years,” said Prince, incoming commanding officer. “And share their many accomplishments in service to our nation.”

The Coast Guard cutter Jarvis is a 378-foot ship with a crew of 140 active duty personnel. The ship, which is based out of Honolulu, carries out search and rescue and law enforcement missions related to homeland security.

The ceremony was presided over by Capt. Daniel A. Neptune, Chief of Staff for the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area command, which controls all Coast Guard operations in the western U.S. and the Pacific Ocean theater.

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