Coast Guard Cutter Maple to hold Assumption of Command ceremony in Sitka, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Maple to hold Assumption of Command ceremony in Sitka, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — Lt. Cmdr. Michael D. Newell will relieve Lt. Raymond J. Reichl as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple during a formal ceremony aboard the ship in Sitka, Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Reichl has commanded the 225-foot Maple since Oct. 1, 2013. Reichl will remain aboard the cutter as the executive officer. Newell is reporting to the Maple after being the executive officer...