Capt. Brendan C. McPherson turned over command of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous to Cmdr. Gregory H. Magee during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Friday.
Magee graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Ct., in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Government and holds a Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University and a Masters of Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He is a former resident of Cape May Court House, attending Middle Township Middle School and a year at Middle Township High School.
Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous is a multi-mission cutter responsible for conducting search and rescue, living marine resource protection, law enforcement and homeland security missions throughout the eastern seaboard and Caribbean Sea. The 80-person crew of the Vigorous most recently returned from a five week patrol in the North Atlantic Ocean enforcing the nation’s fisheries laws and ensuring safety of life at sea for the commercial fishing industry. Vigorous and its crew will be entering the Coast Guard Yards for a three month dry dock period this summer in Baltimore.