Coast Guard Cutter SPAR to hold change of command in Kodiak, Alaska

 Coast Guard Cutter SPAR to hold change of command in Kodiak, Alaska
KODIAK, Alaska — Lt. Cmdr. Douglas Jannusch will relieve Lt. Cmdr. Michele Schallip as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR during a formal ceremony aboard the cutter Friday at 10 a.m. Schallip, who has commanded the SPAR since June 2011, will become the Coast Guard 13th District’s chief of waterways management following the ceremony. Jannusch, reporting to the SPAR from Operation...

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR to hold change of command ceremony

KODIAK, Alaska – Lt. Cmdr. Michele Schallip will relieve Lt. Cmdr. Keith Ropella as commanding officer of the SPAR in a formal ceremony Friday at 11 a.m. on the cutter at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Ropella has commanded the SPAR, the Aleutian Keeper, in Kodiak since July 2008. Ropella’s next assignment will be at the Ninth Coast Guard District Waterways Management Branch in Cleveland. Schallip...