Coast Guard holds change of command ceremony for commander of Great Lakes region

Coast Guard holds change of command ceremony for commander of Great Lakes region
Rear Adm. June Ryan (right) salutes Rear Adm. Fred Midgette (left) to signify she is taking command of the Coast Guard 9th District from Midgette during a change of command ceremony in Cleveland Wednesday, June 3, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard held a change-of-command ceremony for its 9th District, which spans the five Great Lakes,...

Coast Guard to hold change-of-command ceremony for commander of Great Lakes region

Coast Guard to hold change-of-command ceremony for commander of Great Lakes region
Rear Adm. Fred M. Midgette CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony for its 9th District, which spans the five Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway and parts of the surrounding states, at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center Wednesday afternoon. Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, will preside over the ceremony...

Coast Guard Barque Eagle to host Ancient Mariner Change-of-Watch Ceremony

Coast Guard Barque Eagle to host Ancient Mariner Change-of-Watch Ceremony
NEW LONDON, Conn. – A change-of-watch ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard Gold and Silver Ancient Mariners is scheduled to take place aboard Barque Eagle at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014. The Gold (Officer) Ancient Mariner designation will pass from Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp to Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, and the Silver (Enlisted) Ancient Mariner designation held by Master Chief Petty Officer...

Coast Guard holds change-of-command, retirement ceremonies for commander of Great Lakes region

Coast Guard holds change-of-command, retirement ceremonies for commander of Great Lakes region
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard held a change-of-command ceremony for its 9th District, which spans the five Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and parts of the surrounding states, as well as a retirement ceremony for its departing commander at the Cleveland Convention Center Thursday afternoon. Vice Adm. Robert Parker, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, presided over the ceremony to transfer...

Virginia Beach Native Promoted to Rear Admiral

CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Fred Midgette (center) hands his new rank insignia to his daughter, Maggie (left), as his wife, Mary, removes his captain shoulderboards during a ceremony in which he was promoted to rear admiral in Cleveland Jan. 14, 2010. CLEVELAND – A Coast Guard officer, serving as chief of staff of the Ninth Coast Guard District, was promoted today to the...