Capt. Riley Gatewood relieved Capt. Kevin Riddle as commanding officer of the US Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro at a recent change of command ceremony at the Golden Anchor in Kodiak, Alaska.
Rear Adm. Nathan Moore, Pacific Area deputy commander, presided over the May 24 ceremony.
“I am truly blessed to be standing here today as the Douglas Munro‘s commanding officer,” Gatewood said. “The harsh environment in which we sail and the high public trust that was earned by our predecessors require we always be prepared to answer the call in protecting life and property. I will be steadfast in my vigilance to maintain careful balance between mission priority and unit readiness.”