USCG Captain J. Marshall Branch Change of Command

Captain Marshall Branch completed his two-year tour as Commanding Officer at Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, on June 22, 2018, with his Change of Command Ceremony.  Commander Brian C. Erickson then assumed command of the Air Station.  Officiating the ceremony was the commander of the Seventh Coast Guard District (Miami), Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown.

Captain Branch is a 1995 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy.  He earned his rotary aviator wings at Naval Air Station Pensacola in 1998.  Captain Branch has served the Coast Guard, and our nation, for 23-years to-date.  His tours have taken him all across the U.S., along with deployments to six of the seven global continents, including Antarctica.  He has over 3,000-hours of flight experience.

His next assignment takes him to Norfolk, VA, where he will serve as the Coast Guard’s Liaison Officer to the U.S. Navy at U.S. Fleet Forces Command.  He and his wife Melissa, with their four children, will report there in early July.  Captain Branch truly appreciated his time serving here in Savannah, and from the size of the audience attending his Change of Command ceremony, it’s clear that the community felt the same about him.  Our sincere thanks and very best wishes to Marshall Branch and his family.