On Friday May 23, at the Coast Guard Recruit Training Center
in Cape May, New Jersey
, the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable will conduct its Change of Command Ceremony where Commander Rickey George will
be formally relieved by Commander Michael Christian.
The ceremony highlights the responsibility of command and clearly
demonstrates the transfer of that responsibility from one Commanding
Officer to the next. Captain Arthur Brooks, Chief of Staff, Coast Guard
Atlantic Area will officiate the ceremony.
In addition to being relieved as Commanding Officer, Commander Rickey
George will also be celebrating his retirement ceremony. It is fitting
that Commander George finishes his illustrious career in the same
location where he began it over 30 years ago when he completed Basic
Training in Cape May. Having risen through the ranks he has earned fifteen promotions during fifteen tours, commanded three different classes of vessels and has over 12 years of sea time.