Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Change of Command for USCG 13th District

Rear Adm. Melvin Bouboulis is the new commander of the 13th Coast Guard District, overseeing USCG operations throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Bouboulis, formerly the director of operational logistics in Washington, D.C., takes over for Rear Adm. Anthony “Jack” Vogt, who’s retiring after 35 years of service.

“It has been an incredible privilege to serve as the 13th District Commander for the past two years,” said Vogt. “Throughout my tenure, I have endeavored to honor my oath, perform the mission, adhere to the Coast Guard core values, and take care of the crews I have been trusted to lead.”

“During what has been an extremely challenging time in our nation’s history, I am extremely proud of our Coast Guard women and men for performing with excellence while saving lives, ensuring maritime security, and protecting our beautiful Pacific Northwest environment,” he said.

The ceremony recently took place at Coast Guard Base Seattle where Vice Adm. Michael F. McAllister, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, presided over the command change.