New leader for Coast Guard Atlantic Area command

New leader for Coast Guard Atlantic Area command
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Vice Adm. William “Dean” lee relieved Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker during a Change of Command ceremony Friday, May 16 at Naval Station Norfolk. In relieving Parker, Lee will be the operational commander for Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Coast Guard Defense Force East. As commander, Atlantic Area/Defense Force East, Lee will be the operational commander for...

Coast Guard senior leaders assess Hurricane Sandy damages over East Coast

Coast Guard senior leaders assess Hurricane Sandy damages over East Coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker, Atlantic Area commander, and Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich, director of Operational Logistics, conducted an over-flight of the New Jersey coastline, New York Harbor and Long Island Wednesday to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Currently, the Coast Guard’s top priority is to get the Port of New York and New Jersey back...

Coast Guard reinstates commanding officer of Cutter Diligence

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, reinstated Cmdr. Harry Schmidt as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence Friday. Schmidt was temporarily relieved of his command of the Diligence June 8, following a grounding of the cutter in May near Silver Bank in the Dominican Republic. Based upon a review of all of the facts surrounding the...

Coast Guard Atlantic Area to hold change of command ceremony Friday morning

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker will assume command of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area/Coast Guard Defense Force East during a change of command ceremony Friday, at 10 a.m., at the Base Support Unit here.