Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander Visits Souda Bay, Crete

Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander Visits Souda Bay, Crete


COAST GUARD ATLANTIC AREA COMMANDER, VICE
ADMIRAL ROBERT PARKER VISITED COASTGUARDSMEN DURING A TRAINING EVOLUTION AT THE NATO MARITIME
INTERDICTION OPERATIONAL TRAINING CENTER. THIS TRAINING IS VITAL BECAUSE THE COAST GUARD
IS DEPLOYED WORLD-WIDE WITH ALL OTHER BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY. THIS GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO TRAIN WITH THEIR
NATO COUNTERPARTS AND SPECIFIC TO THE MISSION THAT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE, ON A REALLY GOOD
FACILITY THAT’S HOSTED HERE BY OUR GREEK PARTNERS AND THE NATO ALLIES WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS
AS WELL. SO WE’VE TAKEN GREAT ADVANTAGE OF THIS I THINK, SO THIS HAS GREAT VALUE FOR
US IN THE COAST GUARD. WHAT SOME MAY NOT KNOW IS THE COAST GUARD
HAS FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND REGULATORY AUTHORITIES WHILE OTHER BRANCHES DON’T. THEY’RE VERY VERY BROAD, THERE’S NO OTHER
MARITIME AGENCY IN THE WORLD THAT HAS THE BREATH OF THOSE AUTHORITIES THAT WE DO SO
WE LOVE PARTNERING WITH THE OTHER FORCES AND OUR NAVY BRETHREN BUT WE REALLY DO ACTUALLY
BRING AN EXTRA SPECIAL NICHE TO THAT PARTICULAR FIGHT. YOU KNOW ONE TEAM ONE FIGHT WE’RE READY
TO GO. SEAMAN BRENT PYFROM, SOUDA BAY, CRETE.

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