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US Coast Guard Welcomes New Commander

[ July 11, 2017   //   ]

On June 20, 2017, Captain Randal Ogrydziak relinquished command of the
Marine Safety Unit of the United States Coast Guard, located in Port
Arthur, Texas, to Captain Jackie Twomey.
Capt. Ogrydziak has commanded the Marine Safety Unit since July 2014 and
will enter retirement after 38 years of service with the U.S. Coast
In a traditional Change of Command Ceremony held at the Beaumont Event
Centre on June 14, 2017, Lieutenant Colonel Brad Bane relinquished
command of the 842nd Transportation Battalion to Lieutenant Colonel
Donald Santillo.
Lieutenant Colonel Bane has served as Commander of the 842nd
Transportation Battalion since June 9, 2015. Upon completion of his
assignment with the 842nd, LTC Bane willĀ  report to the United States
Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, Alabama.
LTC Santillo joins the 842nd Transportation Battalion from assignment in
Kansas, where he served on the staff and faculty of the Command and
General Staff College (CGSC). During his tenure with the college, LTC
Santillo served as the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff CGSC,
Operations Officer at the School of Advanced Military Studies, and
instructor in the Department of Logistics and Resource Operations at the
Command and General Staff School. LTC Santillo’s military career also
includes assignments in Germany, Alabama, Korea, Hawaii, Afghanistan,
Virginia, Iraq and New York.
The Port of Beaumont is grateful for the strong leadership LTC Bane
provided and looking forward to LTC Santillo’s command.