KODIAK, Alaska — Capt. Jerald Woloszynski will assume command of Coast Guard Base Kodiak from Capt. Karl Moore during a formal change of command ceremony Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Northern Lights Recreational Facility on the base.
Moore, a native of Laramie, Wyo., is retiring after 24 years of service in the Coast Guard. Moore’s assignments include numerous afloat and ashore tours. He has served in Kodiak since 2009 when the base was an integrated support command and saw the unit through the modernization process to consolidate the Kodiak-based units that provide internal, administrative, logistics and support services to the operational Coast Guard commands in Alaska thus creating Coast Guard Base Kodiak.
Woloszynski, a native of Dearborn, Mich., is a 1989 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy. He is coming to Kodiak from Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C., where he served as the program manager of the Nationwide Automatic Identification System project within the CG-9 Acquisition Directorate. His duties included management and oversight for the design, development, testing and deployment of NAIS assets used to track commercial vessels in order to enhance the nation’s maritime safety and security.
His previous units include Civil Engineering Unit Miami, Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific in Alameda, Calif., Integrated Support Command Seattle, Civil Engineering Unit Juneau, Alaska, Loran Station Marcus Island, Japan, and the Coast Guard Cutter Bear based out of Portsmouth, Va.
He holds a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois, a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Mary’s College of California, and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Alaska and a DHS certified level III acquisition professional.
Woloszynski's personal awards include the three Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Achievement Medals and a Commandant's Letter of Commendation.
Coast Guard Base Kodiak is one of 13 newly established bases under the nationwide reorganization. The combining of these units did not constitute the loss or addition of any personnel to or from Kodiak. For more about the Coast Guard's modernization program please cliickhere http://www.uscg.mil/modernization/.