As I prepare to be relieved of command of the 17th Coast Guard District I’d like to say “thank you” to all Alaskans for the outstanding support you provide to Coast Guardsmen throughout the State.
On May 19, Rear Adm.Tom Ostebo will take over the reigns as 17th District Commander. I will be reassigned to Pacific Area Coast Guard in Alameda, Calif.
Alaska is a maritime state.
There is more coastline in Alaska than the rest of the United States combined.