Coast Guard Cutter Forward holds change of command

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard
Photo Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Cmdr. Joseph J. Sundland assumed his new position as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward at Base Portsmouth Friday.

Sundland relieved Capt. Gregory D. Wisener of his duties and responsibilities during a change of command ceremony. Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander, presided over the ceremony, which is a revered military tradition that formally restates the continuity and authority of command.

Cmdr. Sundland reports from the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf in Alameda, California, where he served as the executive officer.

Wisener will report to the Coast Guard Leadership and Development center as the commanding officer.

Photo Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard
Photo Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard

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