ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Capt. Paul Mehler III transfered command of Sector Anchorage to Capt. Paul Albertson during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wednesday.

Sector Anchorage welcomes new commander

Coast Guard Capt. Paul Mehler III transfered command of Sector Anchorage to Capt. Paul Albertson during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Wednesday.

The ceremony was presided over by Rear Adm. Dan Abel, commander, 17th District, and ended with a retirement ceremony for Mehler who served as sector commander since 2012 and retired with 25 years of service.