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MAM Hosts USCG Change of Command Ceremony

The Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach hosted a change of command ceremony for the Coast Guard’s Community Services Command.  This morning, Capt. Jeffrey Eldridge relieved Capt. Bruce C. Brown so that Captain Brown could retire after more than 36 years of distinguished service.

The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that is deeply rooted in military history.  The ceremony signifies the total transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability for the command.

Captain Eldridge is a graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy (B.S. Management) who earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Boston University.  His Coast Guard career includes service as team lead for the Financial Management and Procurement Services (FMPS) Modernization initiative; Incident Management Division Chief at Coast Guard Sector New York; Comptroller at Air Station Cape Cod; and assignments managing Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security missions in Miami.  He also oversaw the construction and opening of the largest Coast Guard Exchange – a 55,000-square-foot flagship operation in Centerville, Virginia.