USCG Air Station Clearwater holds change of command ceremony

USCG Air Station Clearwater holds change of command ceremony

Capt. Joseph McGilley is transferring to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C. following having served 4 team assignments and 6 operational positions.

CLEARWATER, Fla — Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crew customers held a modify of command ceremony on Wednesday.

Capt. Scott Phy relieved Capt. Joseph McGilley as the commanding officer, the Coasrt Guard stated in a news launch. 

McGilley is transferring to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C. as the Coastline Guard’s chief of aeronautical engineering, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. He served four workers assignments and six operational positions. 

A military services unit’s alter of command is a tradition that represents a formal transfer of complete duty, authority and accountability from just one man or woman to a different. 

“It has been an honor and privilege to reside with and provide the neighborhood of the Tampa Bay location and over and above,” McGilley mentioned in a information release. “I know Capt. Phy will do very well as he has an incredible crew to get the job done with him throughout his tenure.”

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Capt. Phy was past on a joint assignment with the U.S. Air Force’s Special Functions Command where by he served as the senior Office of Homeland Stability and Coastline Guard liaison to the Special Operations Command. 

Ahead of that, Phy known as Clearwater dwelling. He was formerly assigned at Air Station Clearwater as the functions officer in 2014 and went on to turn out to be the govt officer from 2016 to 2018. 

Phy’s spouse, Lisa, and two youngsters attended Wednesday’s adjust of command ceremony, the news launch outlined. 

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Air Station Clearwater is the Coastline Guard’s most significant and busiest air station, handling missions from throughout the Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and Central The us.