PORTSMOUTH, VA. — The Coast Guardís 5th District based in Portsmouth is getting a new leader.
Officials are scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony on Wednesday.
Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck is scheduled to assume command of the district. Heíll relieve Rear Adm. Steven H. Ratti, who has served as the districtís commander since April 2012.
As commander, Metruck will oversee operations in navigable waters from the middle of New Jersey to the South Carolina border.