U.S. Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic (MLC LANT) will welcome its new Commander during a change-of-command ceremony at the Sheraton Waterside in Norfolk, VA, scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday March 9, 2007.
Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Ronald T. Hewitt will relieve Rear Admiral Stephen W. Rochon
. RADM Rochon will be retiring in May after more than 36 years of dedicated service to the United States Coast Guard, and has been selected by President Bush as the new Director of the Executive Residence and Chief Usher at the White House.
RDML Hewitt most recently held the position of Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology, and Chief Information Officer, at U. S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He is a native of Oregon, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy
in 1978. He holds a Master of Science Degree from Purdue University in Electrical Engineering. He received a Master's Certificate in Information Technology Project Management from George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional.
MLC LANT provides maintenance, logistical and supply support for Coast Guard commands in 40 states east of the Rocky Mountains, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Europe. Its 450 military and civilian employees from the staff elements stationed in Norfolk, and the nearly 2,900 employees at 70 subordinate commands and detachments, are dedicated to supporting the needs of the Coast Guard's Atlantic fleet and shore units.