Commander Defence Force attends Change of Command Ceremony

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The Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King stands next to Rear Admiral Eric Jones and Mrs. Jones, during a Change of Command ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Miami, July 15, 2021. (RBDF Photo by Sub Lieutenant Delroy Dennis)

From RBDF Public Relations Department

In keeping with the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond King’s strategic focus on strengthening partnership and relationships with our regional partners against transnational threats, Commodore King recently attended the US Coast Guard Change of Command Ceremony on July 15, 2021.

Rear Admiral Brendan McPherson relieved Rear Admiral Eric Jones as the Commander of the Coast Guard District 7th Headquarters, during a ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Miami. Commodore King, accompanied by his Aide-de-Camp, Sub Lieutenant Delroy Dennis, were in attendance to witness this historic event.

A highly decorated US Coast Guard Officer, Rear Admiral Jones recently served as the Military Advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security since June 2019. Commodore King presented pleasantries to both incoming and outgoing Commanders as a goodwill gesture of a mutual partnership established between the two countries.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to developing a professional and high- performance workforce while guarding and protecting the territorial integrity of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

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