MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) — Capt. Thomas MacDonald relieved Capt. Thurman Maine in a change-of-command ceremony at Aviation Training Center Mobile, Friday, June 13.
MacDonald returns to Mobile from an assignment in the acquisitions directorate at Coast Guard Headquarters, where he served as the executive assistant to the director of acquisitions programs from 2012 to 2014, providing executive level support across a wide variety of acquisition programs including the national security cutter, offshore patrol cutter, fast response cutter, HC-144 Ocean Sentry, HC-130 Hercules, MH-65 Dolphin, MH-60 Jayhawk, C-27 and Rescue 21.
Maine will retire from the Coast Guard after 30 years of service.