Lt. Vermeer is no stranger to the Anacapa. He served as a quartermaster on the ship following recruit training in 1999.
More recently, he was an analyst for the Coast Guard’s Operations Resource Management Directorate at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C. His previous assignments include serving as the operations officer on the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen and as a deck watch officer on the Coast Guard Cutter Reliance.
Vermeer is a 2006 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. He also earned a degree in Computational Operations Research from the College of William & Mary in 2012.
The transfer of leadership happened in a formal ceremony Tuesday at the Parks and Recreations gym.
Angela Denning was there and made this audio postcard: