Coast Guard Cmdr. Ralph “Bob” Little took command of the medium-endurance Cutter Dependable during a ceremony Friday at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk.
Coast Guard Atlantic Area Deputy Commander, Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro presided over the change of command ceremony when Little relieved Cmdr. John “Paul” Gregg of the duties and responsibilities as the 24th commanding officer of the Cutter Dependable.
Cmdr. Gregg was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal recognizing his service and performance of duty.
Gregg departs Dependable to attend the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Little arrives to Dependable from the Sloan Fellows Program in Global Leadership and Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. He previously served as executive officer for the St. Petersburg, Florida-based Cutter Nantucket, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina-based Elm, and served as commanding officer aboard the Honolulu-based Cutter Kukui.
Cutter Dependable is a Reliance Class cutter built at the American Shipbuilding Company in Lorain, Ohio, and commissioned Nov. 22, 1968.