USCG Cutter Waesche Has New Commanding Officer

U.S. Coast Guard
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Vice Adm. Andrew J. Tiongson, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, presents Capt. Jason H. Ryan, commanding officer of the Coast Guard cutter Waesche with an award for successful completion of his tour as commanding officer during a change-of-command ceremony in Alameda, California, July 15, 2022. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Andrew Suh.

Capt. Robert S. Mohr is the new commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Waesche, taking over for Capt. Jason H. Ryan, who is expected to serve as chief of operations for the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area Command in Alameda.

Vice Adm. Andrew Tiongson, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, presided over the change-of-command ceremony, which was held July 15 at Base Alameda in California.

“The Waesche crew truly embodies their official motto of strength, endurance and service,” Tiongson said. “I am proud of this crew, led by Capt. Ryan, for their continuous pursuit of operational proficiency, consummate teamwork, and their strategic leadership to support rules-based maritime governance in the Indo-Pacific.”

Mohr brings 10 years of sea service to the Legend class national security cutter and its crew, which include being the commanding officer aboard the Coast Guard cutter Diligence in Wilmington, North Carolina. He recently finished Senior Service School at the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School and has a master’s degree in national resource strategy.

By Karen Robes Meeks