Change of Command Ceremony at Seabee Base

Today a Change of Command Ceremony was held at the Gulfport Seabee Base and this ceremony was unlike any other in the past due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Change of Command is a time-honored Seabee ceremony where leadership of an operational unit transfers from one commanding officer to a new commanding officer.

Today was different though with new social distancing guidelines in place. The event was held at a smaller indoor location, where in the past the ceremony was held at their outdoor parade deck and the officers would typically be wearing dress uniforms.

Despite the changes the Seabees were happy they were still able to complete their ceremony. Commanding Officer Michael McCain said, “Well, I was selected last October. I have felt very humbled since then and I still am. I know that it will be a very humbling experience throughout my tour here. I am nervous in a good way.”

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