The Coast Guard held an establishment ceremony for Base Galveston in
Galveston, Texas, Tuesday.
The ceremony was presided over by Rear Adm. Melvin W. Bouboulis,
Director of Operational Logistics.
During the ceremony, Sector
Field Office (SFO) Galveston was disestablished and Base Galveston was
Established on December 16, 2005, SFO Galveston, renamed Base
Galveston, provides mission support services to Coast Guard and other military
commands throughout the Sector Houston-Galveston area.
Base Galveston's comptroller, galley, facilities engineering,
naval engineering, and personnel support departments directly support ten
tenant commands on the base: Coast Guard Cutters Harold Miller, Daniel Tarr,
Edgar Culbertson, Beluga, Clamp, Harry Claiborne, Hatchet, and Seahorse as well
as Station Galveston and Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) Galveston.
Base Galveston has over 100 active duty, reserve, and civilian
employees providing support services to over 1,800 Coast Guard personnel
throughout the region, including 10 cutters, five stations, and two ANT teams
with 38 small boats. The base also hosts a Coast Guard Exchange, gym, armory
with small arms firing range, a maintenance augmentation team, an industrial
production facility, and ATON Buoy Yard Detachment. The Sector Education
Services Officer, Worklife Staff, and Chaplain also provide support on the
A live stream of the ceremony can be found at Sector Houston-Galveston's Facebook page.