Sector Northern New England color guard members conclude the change of command ceremony for Capt. James McPherson and Capt. Christopher Roberge at Cape Elizabeth Middle School Friday, June 24, 2011. Rear Adm. Daniel Neptun, commander of the 1st Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony. The change of command is a time-honored tradition that ensures the continuity of command. The ceremony marks the transfer of total responsibility, authority, and accountability for the unit and the accomplishment of its assigned mission. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ayla Kelley.