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Coast Guard Holds Change of Command Ceremony in Cape May

Coast Guard | Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:58 am | Updated 2 years 42 weeks ago | Read 2902 | Commented 0 | Emailed 0

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CAPE MAY ─ Coast Guard Station Cape May held a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Mon., June 18.

During the ceremony, Lt. Scott Murphy, who served as the station’s commanding officer since June 2009, turned over command to Lt. Scott Farr.

Farr is reporting from the Coast Guard’s 5th District Command Center, where he served as command duty officer and operations unit controller for the mid-Atlantic and Rescue Coordination Center. He helped coordinate Coast Guard efforts for more than 1,500 cases saving more than 288 lives and assisting 496 people.

Murphy was responsible for Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay’s largest small boat station, in addition to two seasonal small stations, which conducted more than 3,300 boardings and 336 search and rescue cases that saved or assisted nearly 850 lives and $18.5 million in property. Under his watch, the station earned the prestigious Sumner I. Kimball Award.

Photo one -- Capt. Kathleen Moore, the commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, Lt. Scott Murphy, outgoing commanding officer, Coast Guard Station Cape May, and Lt. Scott Farr, Station Cape May's new commanding officer, pose for a crew photo here, June 18, 2012, following a change of command ceremony. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition in which the crew formally witnesses the transfer of command from one individual to another. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska.

Photo two -- Lt. Scott Murphy, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Cape May, and Lt. Scott Farr, the prospective commanding officer of the station, ceremonially inspect the uniform of Chief Petty Officer John Gallego, the station's engineering petty officer, during a crew inspection, June 18, 2012, during a change of command ceremony here. Lt. Murphy turned command over to Farr during the ceremony. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham.

Photo three -- Lt. Scott Murphy, the outgoing commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Cape May transfers command to Lt. Scott Farr, the station's new commanding officer, during a change of command ceremony here, June 18, 2012. The change of command ceremony is a naval tradition in which the crew formally witnesses the transfer of command from one individual to another. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham.

Photo four -- Capt. Kathleen Moore, the commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, presents the Coast Guard Commendation Medal to Lt. Scott Murphy, commanding officer, Coast Guard Station Cape May, during a change of command ceremony held here, June 18, 2012. During the ceremony, Lt. Scott Farr relieved Murphy as the commanding officer of Station Cape May. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen.

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