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Press Release | July 12, 2023

Media Availability: Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron to host change of command ceremony

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony Friday at HITRON Jacksonville.

WHO: Capt. Dan Broadhurst, of Jacksonville, Florida, is assuming the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of HITRON from Capt. Gregory A. Matyas, of Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

WHAT: A change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition formally restating the continuity of the authority of command. It is a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another.

WHERE: Cecil Airport, 13520 Aerospace Way, Jacksonville, Florida, 32221

WHEN: Friday, 10 a.m., July 14, 2023

Editor's Note: Media are asked to RSVP no later than 6 p.m. Thursday by emailing Interested media are requested to arrive no later than 9 a.m. Friday with a valid driver's license and proof of insurance to be processed through security.

HITRON is the Coast Guard’s single provider of forward-deployed airborne use of force aviation detachments across Western Hemisphere narcotics transit zones.