USCG Cutter Mohawk Gets New Commander

US Coast Guard Cmdr. Craig J. Wieschhorster took command of the medium-endurance Cutter Mohawk during a ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Sector Key West.

Coast Guard Atlantic Area chief of staff, Capt. Doug Fears presided over the change of command ceremony as Wieschhorster relieved Cmdr. Adam B. Morrison of the duties and responsibilities as 14th commanding officer of the Cutter Mohawk.

Morrison was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal recognizing his service and performance of duty. Morrison departs Mohawk to serve as the Coast Guard’s first attaché at the United States Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

Wieschhorster arrives to Mohawk from Coast Guard Headquarters, Office of Budget and Programs where he served as the deputy budget officer for the Coast Guard, responsible for the formulation and defense of the Service’s $10 billion budget. He has previously served as executive officer on the Cutter Confidence and as commanding officer on the Cutter Matagorda.

The third and current Mohawk is the 13th and last of the 270-foot “Famous” class cutters.

Image: USCG

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