Helgen to Take the Helm of Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Lt. Eric A. Helgen will relieve Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin F. Strickland II as the ship’s commanding officer at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, in Homer, aboard the 110-foot Roanoke Island. “I have really enjoyed my tour here in Alaska,” said Strickland. “Trusting your people is the most important thing you can do.” Strickland, a native of Issaquah, Wash., and his...