Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 Transfers Command

  • Cmdr. Nan Silverman-Wise relieved Cmdr. Ronzelle Green as commanding officer of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 in an official change of command ceremony in Gulfport, Miss., Dec. 5, 2015. (Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Tippets)
    Cmdr. Nan Silverman-Wise relieved Cmdr. Ronzelle Green as commanding officer of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 in an official change of command ceremony in Gulfport, Miss., Dec. 5, 2015. (Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Tippets)
  • Capt. Joeseph Hester, Cmdr. Ronzelle Green and Cmdr. Nan Silverman-Wise render salutes during the presentation of colors at the Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 change of command ceremony, Dec. 5, 2015. (Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Tippets)
    Capt. Joeseph Hester, Cmdr. Ronzelle Green and Cmdr. Nan Silverman-Wise render salutes during the presentation of colors at the Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 change of command ceremony, Dec. 5, 2015. (Photo: Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Tippets)

Gulfport, Miss. — Cmdr. Ronzelle Green transferred command of Port Security Unit 308 to Cmdr. Nan Silverman-Wise during a change-of-command ceremony at the Air National Guard Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Miss., Saturday.

Cmdr. Silverman-Wise assumed command of PSU 308 and the responsibility of leading a 160 member expeditionary unit supporting national security, defense, and disaster relief operations for the Coast Guard and Naval Expeditionary Combat Command during forward deployments. Prior to this assignment, Cmdr. Silverman-Wise served as Executive Officer of Port Security Unit 313 in Everett, Wa.

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

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