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Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O'Hara was relieved by Vice Adm. John P. Currier as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard during a military change of watch ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., today. Brice-O'Hara retired from the Coast Guard after more than 37 years of servcie as part fo the same ceremony. She had assumed the duties as 27th vice commandant on May 24, 2010, and during her tenure, she was involved with the Coast Guard's response to the BP Deepwater Horizon event, implementaiton of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and replacement of aging ships, boats and aircraft. Currier becomes the 28th vice commandant after servicng as the Coast Guard's first deputy commandant for mission support. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp presided over the event.