Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England Welcomes New Commander

coast guardFALMOUTH – A change of command ceremony for Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England was held on Friday at Nobska Point Lighthouse in Falmouth.

Captain Richard Shultz assumed responsibilities from Captain John Kondratowicz as commander of Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England.

The sector includes more than 500 active duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary personnel and employs four cutters and 32 boats.

Kondratowicz served as sector commander since 2013 and is retiring from active duty after 36 years of service.

Kondratowicz said he was thankful for the support he received while commander of Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England.

“That’s the unique thing about the Coast Guard, it’s a unity of effort, everything we do is all team partners, not one entity alone can accomplish the magnitude of the work that is done in the world of emergency management and everything else,” said Kondratowicz.

Schultz’s previous assignments include deputy sector commander at Sector Southeastern New England and commanding officer of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Strike Team.

“To come back here 31 years later since I graduated from high school here, it’s almost like a dream come true,” said Schultz. “It’s exciting and I’m just happy to be here.”

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England covers southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including more than 3,000 square miles of offshore waters and 1,200 miles of coastline.

Last year, sector crews saved 417 lives, assisted 235 people and inspected 874 commercial vessels.


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