Coast Guard Vice Commandant change of watch Print
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Written by U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:25

WASHINGTON — Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O'Hara will be relieved by Vice Adm. John P. Currier as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during a military change of watch ceremony at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., 10 a.m. Friday.  Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., will preside over the event.

WHO: The Honorable Jane Holl Lute, deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O'Hara, vice commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Vice Adm. John P. Currier, prospective vice commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

WHAT: A change of watch ceremony. The event formally restates the continuity and authority of the vice commandant's responsibilities. It involves the total transfer of accountability from one individual to another.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012. Media should plan to arrive no later than 9:15 a.m.

WHERE: Fort Lesley J. McNair, 2nd Street, SW, Washington, D.C., 20593