Humboldt Bay to Hold Change of Command Ceremony

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Group/Air Station Humboldt Bay will hold a change of command ceremony Friday, June 13, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the hangar.

Captain Christopher A. Martino will be relieving Captain Mark E. Butt as the Group Commander. Martino comes to Group Humboldt Bay after serving a two-year tour as the Executive Officer of Aviation Training Center Mobile.

Upon his relief, Butt will be reporting as Project Officer, Asset Project Office, Engineering Logistics Center, and Logistics Transformation Program Integration Office, located in Baltimore, Maryland. As Project Officer, Butt will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Coast Guard’s new asset tracking system which covers all Coast Guard vessels and aircraft.

The change of command ceremony is a formal ceremony conducted before the assembled personnel of the command, and it confirms to the men and women of the unit that total responsibility, authority and accountability is transferred from one individual to another.

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