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Media availability: Coast Guard Pacific Area to conduct change of command ceremony Wednesday

Media availability: Coast Guard Pacific Area to conduct change of command ceremony Wednesday

WHO: Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl L. Schultz, Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan and Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier

WHAT: Coast Guard Pacific Area change of command ceremony

WHERE: Coast Guard Base Alameda, California, 94501

WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 10 a.m.

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ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Command is scheduled to host a change of command ceremony Wednesday at Coast Guard Base Alameda.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl L. Schultz is scheduled to preside over the ceremony, where Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier will relieve Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan. Gautier will serve as the acting Pacific Area commander.

Since 2020, Gautier served as the deputy commander for Coast Guard Pacific Area. Gautier was previously the commander for Coast Guard District Eleven from June 2018 to July 2020 where he oversaw Coast Guard operations from the California-Oregon border to Peru including Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.

Fagan, who has served as the Pacific Area commander since 2018, was nominated by President Joe Biden April 19 to serve as the Coast Guard’s vice commandant. If confirmed, Fagan would become the first woman in the Coast Guard to be promoted to the rank of Admiral.

Pacific Area Command is the Coast Guard’s regional command element and force provider for maritime safety, security and stewardship throughout the Pacific. The command’s area of responsibility encompasses six continents, 71 countries and more than 74 million square miles of ocean.

-USCG-

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