Captain Zeita Merchant took over from outgoing Commander Jason Tama.READ MORE: Annual Juneteenth Festival In Bedford-Stuyvesant Takes On New Meaning In 2021
Merchant previously served as the sector’s deputy commander.READ MORE: Georgia Man Arrested For 2020 Rape Of Woman Who Was Dragged Into Queens Alley
“I am honored to continue Sector New York’s long legacy of excellence, and rest assured that I will continue to meet and exceed the mission at which we are charged,” she said.
The New York sector is the Coast Guard’s largest operational field command on the east coast.MORE NEWS: Tropical Storm Claudette Batters Gulf Coast With Heavy Rain And Flooding
Its coverage area stretches from Sandy Hook, New Jersey, up the Hudson River to Albany.