Coast Guard Pacific Area receives new commander

Coast Guard Pacific Area receives new commander
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., April 22, 2014. “This is not a transition, this is a continuity of leadership,” said Zukunft. “Just as the ceremony we observe today is a continuity of leadership,...

Coast Guard Admiral says farwell to the citizens of the San Francisco Bay Area

Coast Guard Admiral says farwell to the citizens of the San Francisco Bay Area
To the citizens of the San Francisco Bay Area, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the communities of Alameda, Oakland and San Francisco. My wife and I have called the Bay Area home for the past two years, and have been honored to call you all our neighbors while serving as the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area Commander. These communities have embraced my family just as they have embraced all...

Coast Guard Pacific Area to receive new commander

Coast Guard Pacific Area to receive new commander
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Rear Adm. Charles W. Ray will relieve Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change-of-command ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, at 11 a.m., at Coast Guard Island in Alameda. Zukunft has served as the Pacific Area Commander since April 2012, and is leaving to assume the duties as the Coast Guard Commandant in Washington,...

Coast Guard, Oakland Military Institute honored for Partnership in Education collaboration

Coast Guard, Oakland Military Institute honored for Partnership in Education collaboration
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area presided over a ceremony recognizing the partnership between Bay Area Coast Guard units and the Oakland Military Institute, which was developed under the Coast Guard Partnership in Education program. This award, presented annually on behalf of the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., recognizes...