Posted by: arbeam | June 29, 2013

Jun 28: U S Coast Guard District 13 Change of Command

Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich (left) and Rear Adm. Keith A. Taylor (right) shake hands after Gromlich relieved Taylor of command of the 13th Coast Guard District during a formal ceremony presided over by Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft (center), commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area and Defense Forces West, held at Coast Guard Base Seattle, June 28, 2013. Taylor was recognized during the ceremony for his efforts in strengthening partnerships with local, state, federal and international organizations during his two years in command.

Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich (left) and Rear Adm. Keith A. Taylor (right) shake hands after Gromlich relieved Taylor of command of the 13th Coast Guard District during a formal ceremony presided over by Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft (center), commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area and Defense Forces West, held at Coast Guard Base Seattle, June 28, 2013. Taylor was recognized during the ceremony for his efforts in strengthening partnerships with local, state, federal and international organizations during his two years in command.

SEATTLE – Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich relieved Rear Adm. Keith A. Taylor as commander of 13th Coast Guard District during a change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle.

Taylor assumed responsibilities as commander of the 13th Coast Guard District in July 2011. As commander, he was responsible for Coast Guard operations covering four states, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana; 4,400 miles of coastline, 600 miles of inland waterways, and a 125-mile international boarder with Canada.

During Rear Adm. Taylor’s tenure, the 13th District has conducted 3,284 search and rescue cases, saved 401 lives, assisted 6,350 lives, responded to 6,000 oil spills/chemical releases, and saved $21.75 million in property.

“It’s great to have had the opportunity to lead the young men and women who serve our country so well in the 13th Coast Guard District,” said Taylor. “The respect I have for the communities here in the Pacific Northwest, for all of our partners, and the Coast Guard men and women, is incredible. We have an incredibly rich history out here. We’re a maritime nation and never is it more relevant than right here in the Pacific Northwest.”

As a native to Westfield, Mass., Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a Master of Science degree in industrial administration from Krannert School at Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a Sloan Fellow.

Taylor retired from the Coast Guard after dedicating 34 years to service and country.

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