Coast Guard Base New Orleans personnel held a change-of-command ceremony Tuesday at Base New Orleans.
Capt. Michael J. Paradise transferred command of Base New Orleans to Capt. Daniel P. Rogers.
Base New Orleans provides the support necessary for Coast Guard operations within the Coast Guard 8th District. The district has an area-of-responsibility that spans 26 states, including the Gulf of Mexico coastline from Florida to Mexico, the adjacent offshore waters and outer continental shelf, and the inland waterways of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee River systems.
A change-of-command ceremony marks a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another. It is a time-honored tradition conducted before the assembled crew, as well as honored guests and dignitaries to formally demonstrate the continuity of the authority within a command.