U.S. Coast Guard Station Montauk crew holds change of command, retirement ceremonies
Crewmembers of U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Station Montauk held a change of command and retirement ceremony in Montauk, N.Y., Thursday.
Capt. Edward J. Cubanski, commander, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, presided over the ceremony to transfer command of Station Montauk from Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason Walter to Senior Chief Petty Officer Eric Best. Best comes to Montauk after recently serving as the executive petty officer of Station Gulfport, Miss.
Walter retired after serving 20 years in the USCG. Prior to his assignment as officer in charge of Station Montauk, he had command of Station Tawas, Miss.; served on the Coast Guard Cutter Ridley out of Montauk and served as executive petty officer on the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat out of Philadelphia. His other units included the Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle out of Gloucester, Mass. and Independent Maritime Response Vessel out of Taylors Island, Md.