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Press Release | April 24, 2023

Ninth Coast Guard District to hold Change-of-Command Ceremony

Ninth Coast Guard District

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard invites the media to attend the Ninth District change-of-command ceremony, Thursday, at Windows on the River Banquet Hall.

WHO: Rear Adm. Jonathan P. Hickey, United States Coast Guard (incoming)
Rear Adm. Michael J. Johnston, United States Coast Guard (outgoing)

WHAT: Change-of-Command Ceremony. A time-honored tradition of transferring total responsibility and authority from one individual to another.

WHERE: Windows on the River, 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 11 a.m.

Please RSVP to the Ninth Coast Guard District public affairs office at (216) 902-6020 or via email at, by 12 p.m. Wednesday. Media interviews will take place after the ceremony. Media interested in attending the event must provide credentials and ID upon entrance.