Cmdr. Stephen White transferred command of the US Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley to Cmdr. Seth Denning during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska, on Thursday.
The ceremony was presided over by Rear Adm. Meredith Austin, deputy commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area.
White assumed command of the Alex Haley in 2013. He will transfer to Santa Monica, California to participate in an executive fellowship at the RAND Corporation.
Denning was previously assigned as executive officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, where he also completed a tour as the engineer officer.