Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron to hold change of command ceremony

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A change of command ceremony immediately followed by a retirement ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, Friday at 10 a.m. Captain Donna L. Cottrell will relieve Capt. Joseph T. Baker during a time-honored military tradition to formally transfer command. Baker has served as the commanding officer of HITRON for two years...

Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron gets new commander

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Capt. Joseph T. Baker assumed command of the Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Friday at the HITRON facility at Cecil Field in Jacksonville. Baker assumed the command of more than 233 personnel and 10 armed MH-65C dolphin helicopters. HITRON is America’s first and only airborne law enforcement unit trained and authorized to employ precision...