Payne to Relieve Bushong in Change of Command Ceremony FRIDAY

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Guam –  Rear Adm. Tilghman D. Payne will relieve Rear Adm. Paul J. Bushong during a change of command ceremony July 27.

The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Flag Circle in Nimitz Hill.

Rear Adm. Payne will serve as Commander, Joint Region Marianas; U.S. Defense Representative Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau; and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas based in Guam.

He is reporting to Guam after serving as Commander, Navy Region Midwest, Great Lakes Ill.

Rear Adm. Bushong, who has been nominated for promotion to vice admiral, will serve as U.S. security coordinator, Israel-Palestinian Authority.