Brice-O’Hara to replace Pekoske as Coast Guard vice commandant

The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:
(WASHINGTON) — Vice Adm. David Pekoske will be relieved by Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during a military change of command ceremony scheduled for Monday, 11 a.m., at Fort Lesley J. McNair.
Adm. Thad W. Allen will preside over the event.
The following facts apply:
WHO: Adm. Thad W. Allen, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
Vice Adm. David Pekoske, vice commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara, prospective vice commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
WHAT: A change of watch ceremony. This is a time-honored naval tradition, which formally restates the continuity and authority of command and is unique in the world today. It involves the total transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability from one individual to another.
WHEN: 11 a.m., Monday, May 24, 2010. Media should plan to arrive by 10:15 a.m.
WHERE: Fort Lesley J. McNair
2nd Street, SW
Washington, DC 20593
By Professional Mariner Staff