Coast Guard to Hold Change of Command

Thursday, April 12, 2007
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony at the ship's homeport here. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Glenn Grahl will be formally relieved as commanding officer of the cutter by Cmdr. Paul Flynn. The CGC Vigorous is a 210-ft. medium-endurance cutter homeported at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. Flynn began his Coast Guard career in 1991 on CGC Papaw, out of Galveston, Texas. In 1993, he was selected as the commanding officer of CGC Point Baker, out of Sabine, Texas. In 1995, Flynn attended the University of Rhode Island graduate school earning a Master's Degree in Marine Affairs. Following graduate school, Flynn was assigned to the Office of Law Enforcement, 17th Coast Guard District in Juneau, Alaska. In 1998, Flynn assumed command of the North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center in Kodiak, Alaska, responsible for training all Coast Guard personnel conducting domestic and international fisheries law enforcement in the North Pacific Ocean.

In 2001, Flynn returned to sea as executive officer aboard CGC Steadfast, out of Astoria, Ore. The crew of Steadfast completed two counter-drug patrols in the eastern Pacific Ocean, interdicting more than four tons of marijuana. In April 2003, Flynn reported to the White House where he served as the Coast Guard Military Aide to the vice president. During his tour, Flynn traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia coordinating military support for the vice president. In 2005, he was assigned to the Coast Guard Personnel Command, Enlisted Assignments Branch in Arlington, Va., where he served until March 2007. Flynn is a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

Grahl is finishing his command of CGC Vigorous to assume command of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) in Bahrain. Previous commanding officer assignments include CGC Chandeleur, out of Miami, Fla., and Tactical Law Enforcement Team (TACLET) South. Grahl's command of TACLET South saw him leading Coast Guard personnel engaged in maritime law enforcement, homeland security and anti-terrorism operations in the Persian Gulf, Eastern Pacific and Caribbean Sea. Under Grahl, CGC Vigorous has conducted several migrant- and drug-interdiction patrols in the Caribbean. The crew of Cutter Vigorous has also spent a large part of time in the North Atlantic successfully conducting fisheries and homeland security operations.

The change-of-command is a time-honored naval tradition where the current commanding officer is formally relieved in a ceremony with unit personnel, family and friends in attendance. This ceremony highlights the responsibility of command and clearly demonstrates the transfer of that responsibility from one commanding officer to the next, while still maintaining the ability of the unit to operate successfully. The presiding official for this ceremony will be the Coast Guard's Chief of Atlantic Area Operational Forces, Capt. Bradley Jacobs.

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

Damen Outfitting First of Nine Bahamas Patrol Boats

The first of nine Damen Stan Patrol 3007s ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force has arrived at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting.

US Navy: Tortuga Allision Costs CO, XO Their Jobs

USS Tortuga's (LSD 46) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Thomas Goudreau and Executive Officer, Cmdr. John Fleming, were relieved of their duties Dec. 16, due to loss of

Japan Gains Edge in Australia Submarine Deal

Australia and Japan appear to be inching closer to an agreement on the sale the top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of new generation submarines.

Coast Guard

USCG on Cuba Policy Changes

The U.S. Coast Guard missions and operations in the Southeast remain unchanged. The Coast Guard strongly discourages attempts to illegally enter the country by taking to the sea.

USCG Says Unaffected by Cuba Policy Changes

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) issued a statement today stating that the United States’ Cuba policy change will not impact its missions annd operations. “Coast Guard

Italian Shipbuilder Pleads Guilty to Environmental Crimes

An Italian shipping firm based in Genoa, Italy, pleaded guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships by falsifying required ships’ documents to hide

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2276 sec (4 req/sec)