Coast Guard Cutter Elm holds change of command ceremony

FORT MACON, N.C. — Lt. Cmdr. Mark Palmer took over command of the Coast Guard Cutter Elm from Cmdr. John Kennedy during a change of command ceremony here, Friday. Palmer reported to the Elm following a 10-month assignment as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin homeported in Baltimore, Md. A native of Seattle, Palmer enlisted in the Coast Guard in April 1980 and has served...

Coast Guard Cutter Elm to hold change of command at Fort Macon, NC

FORT MACON, N.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Elm is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony in Fort Macon, Friday at 10 a.m. Cmdr. John Kennedy will turn over command of the cutter to Lt. Cmdr. Mark Palmer. The primary mission for the crew of the Elm is the servicing of more than 230 aids to navigation ranging from the North Carolina and South Carolina border to Shark River Inlet, N.J. The...