Winston Churchill once said, "The price of greatness is responsibility." Taking command of a cutter is quite a responsibility.
Today, Vice Adm. Scott A. Buschman, the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander, presided over a change of command ceremony where Cmdr. Carmen S. DeGeorge transferred command of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute to Cmdr. Roy R. Brubaker.
The event, though not specifically prescribed by Coast Guard regulations, is part of a heritage of seafaring customs. Parading crew attendance and a public reading of the official orders stems from when movement of mail and persons was a slow process. This procedure was designated to ensure that only authorized officers held command and that all were aware of the transfer of authority.
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