Coast Guard Base Alameda welcomes new commanding officer

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guard Base Alameda welcomed its new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony held on Coast Guard Island, Thursday, May 3. Capt. Michael Woolard relieved Capt. Gary Spenik, who has served in Alameda since June 2011 when Coast Guard Base Alameda was known as Coast Guard Base Support Unit Alameda prior to being reorganized in 2012. Woolard’s previous assignment...

Coast Guard Base Alameda to welcome new commanding officer

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A change of command ceremony and retirement event is scheduled for Thursday, May 3 at Coast Guard Base Alameda. Capt. Gary Spenik will retire and officially transfer command responsibilities to Capt. Michael Woolard as part of a time-honored tradition. The change of command ceremony is a formal ritual, conducted before the assembled company of the command and to invited guests....