Change of Command at USCG Base Ketchikan in Alaska

Coast Guard Base Ketchikan personnel conducted a change-of-command ceremony June 10, as Commander Arthur M. Dehnz transferred command of Base Ketchikan to Cmdr. Timothy E. Boettner.

The ceremony marked the passing of responsibility and authority for the command from Dehnz to Boettner.

As the new Base Ketchikan commander, Boettner is responsible for supporting the Coast Guard’s operational missions throughout Alaska. The base provides personnel, administrative, logistics, medical, procurement, contracting, industrial and electronics support for units throughout Alaska, with a primary focus on Southeast Alaska.

Boettner was previously assigned at the Project Residence Office Gulf Coast, located at the Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. shipyard in Mississippi. There, he served as the Systems Integration Officer, overseeing waterfront operations and leading quality assurance and testing of Huntington Ingalls’ National Security Cutter production.

The 2005 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy earned a master’s degree in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan, and holds his Permanent Cutterman pin.

Boettner previously served as a Coast Guard cutter Steadfast damage control assistant, Coast Guard cutter Hickory operations officer, Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw port engineer, Coast Guard cutter John Midgett engineering officer and Base Ketchikan executive officer.

He also led the Great Lakes Engineering Section at Surface Forces Logistics Center IBCT in Cheboygan, Mich.