General Messages Weekly Round-up

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information.


Master Chief Eric L. Johnson relieved Master Chief Mark H. Allen as the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force in a change of watch ceremony in Washington, D.C., May 9, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Change of Watch: Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief

“We Coast Guardsmen find before us unique opportunities to take care of our families, achieve our missions, and leave things better for those who follow. To do so, we must overcome obstacles. We must engage, collaborate, and focus,” said Master Chief Petty Officer Mark H. Allen. “As Colleen and I stand relieved by Master Chief Eric Johnson and his wife Valerie, we reflect on how grateful we are: grateful for our shipmates’ support and perseverance, and grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside countless dedicated Coasties and their families for the past 37 years. While our status has changed, rest assured our interest in and support of their efforts will not wane.”