Coast Guard recently selected Cdmr. Dave Durham to take command of the Coast Guard Air Station in Sitka in late June.
Durham is the deputy activities commander for Coast Guard forces in San Diego, Calif. He served in Sitka from 1996 to 2000 as the operations officer. The Air Station's current commanding officer, Cdmr. Rick Stanchi, will transfer to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he will work in the Operations Directorate on Maritime Homeland Security issues.