Media Availability: First Coast Guard District to hold change of command ceremony

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Media Availability: First Coast Guard District to hold change of command ceremony

Editor's note: News media interested in attending are asked to RSVP with Coast Guard External Affairs at 617-717-9609 by 3 p.m., Thursday. There is no available parking at the venue.

BOSTON — The First Coast Guard District is scheduled to host a change command ceremony, Friday.

During the ceremony Rear Adm. John Mauger will relieve Rear Adm. Thomas Allan as the commander of the First Coast Guard District, while Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, presides.

Mauger was most recently the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, in Washington, D.C.

Allan will continue his Coast Guard career by assuming the duties of the United States Southern Command's Director of Operations in Miami, Florida.

What: Coast Guard First District change of command ceremony.

When: Friday, May 13, 10 a.m., news media are requested to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.

Where: Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Sq, Boston, MA 02109.

The Coast Guard First District’s missions span across eight states in the Northeast including over 2,000 miles of coastline from the U.S. and Canadian border to northern New Jersey and 1,300 miles offshore. The district includes more than 12,000 active duty, reserve, civil servant and auxiliary personnel.

In an average year, the First Coast Guard District saves 427 lives, conducts 2,392 search and rescue cases, assists 4,536 people, and safeguards approximately $115,000,000 in property at sea.

The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored military tradition that marks a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another. The ceremony is conducted in order to formally demonstrate the continuity of authority within a U.S. military command.