Posted by: arbeam | July 27, 2013

USCGC Sea Devil Change of Command

Sea Devil

(Poulsbo July 26 2013) — Chief Warrant Officer John Rice assumed the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Devil from Lt. William Birch during a ceremony at Muriel Williams Waterfront Park in Poulsbo, Wash., July 26, 2013.

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The ceremony was presided over by Cmdr. Thomas P. Sullivan, commanding officer of Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor.

Rice was previously assigned as first lieutenant aboard ­­­­­­­­­­­USCGC Boutwell, homeported in San Diego.

Birch will report to Civil Engineering Unit Providence, R.I.

USCGC Sea Devil is an 87-foot Patrol boat homeported in Bangor, Wash. The crew works with various other Coast Guard and Naval units assigned to Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor. USCGC Sea Devil operates in a joint-operation environment to enforce naval vessel protection zones and protect special high-value units in local transit areas.

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