Change of Command at USCG Base Ketchikan in Alaska

Image via U.S. Coast Guard.

Today, June 10, a new commander is set to take over command of the U.S. Coast Guard Base Ketchikan in Alaska.

Cmdr. Timothy E. Boettner takes command of Base Ketchikan from Cmdr. Arthur M. Dehnz in a change-of-command ceremony scheduled for Friday.

In his new role, Boettner will be tasked with overseeing the USCG’s operational missions in Alaska.

The base, according to the USCG, “provides personnel, administrative, logistics, medical, procurement, contracting, industrial, and electronics support for units throughout Alaska, with a primary focus on Southeast Alaska.”

Boettner comes from the Project Residence Office Gulf Coast, where he was the systems integration officer managing waterfront operations and was responsible for the quality assurance and testing of the production of Huntington Ingalls’ National Security Cutter.

He was also a damage control assistant on the Coast Guard cutter Steadfast, operations officer on Coast Guard cutter Hickory and port engineer on the Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, among other roles.

Boettner graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2005. He received a master’s degree in naval architecture/marine engineering at the University of Michigan.

By Karen Robes Meeks