Cutter Elderberry officer in charge relieved of command for loss of confidence

JUNEAU, Alaska – Rear Adm. Gene Brooks, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District and Capt. Melissa Bert, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Juneau, temporarily relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer James Madsen Thursday from his duties as Officer in Charge of the Cutter Elderberry for loss of confidence in the ability to command.