New USCG D13 Command

Rear Adm. Anthony J. Vogt is the new Commander of the Coast Guard 13th District, taking over for Rear Adm. David G. Throop in a change-of-command ceremony last Tuesday at Coast Guard Base Seattle.

Throop will go on to serve as Deputy Commander Pacific Area in Alameda, Calif.

Vogt comes into the role after serving as Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Response Policy at Coast Guard Headquarters. In that capacity, he was responsible for developing the strategic response doctrine and policy guidance for all Coast Guard forces.

“These policies encompassed seven of the eleven operational maritime missions in the areas of law enforcement, search and rescue, maritime security, counterterrorism and defense operations, oil spill response, incident management, and contingency exercise programs,” according to the Coast Guard.

Vogt will oversee operations in the Pacific Northwest encompassing over 4,400 miles of coastline, 600 miles of inland waterways and a 125 nautical mile international border with Canada.

By Karen Robes Meeks