Posted by Lt. j.g. Carl McLaughlin, Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, renders a salute as he departs the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, a 378-foot ship homeported in Seattle, Oct. 4, 2012, which he toured as part of a familiarization tour of Coast Guard units in the Pacific Northwest. Rear. Adm. Keith Taylor, commander of Coast Guard District 13, acted as the Coast Guard representative and guide to Dempsey’s tour. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw.