New Commander of Coast Guard Cutter Bear

Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden relieved Capt. David W. Ramassini of the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear during a change of command ceremony at Base Portsmouth Monday.


Meverden reports from the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche in Alameda, California, where he served as the Executive Officer.

Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander, presided over the change of command ceremony.

Ramassini is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. Throughout his career, he has served aboard seven cutters.

During Ramassini’s two year tenure, Bear conducted multiple patrols in support of Operations Southeast Watch, Unified Resolve, Caribe Venture, and Martillo; disrupting illegal activity throughout the Caribbean Sea, responding to multiple search and rescue cases, while seamless working with a multitude of U.S. Navy, and international partners.

Ramassini will be reporting to the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va.

Press Release, July 18, 2014; Image: USCG

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