The first Commandant and Deputy Commandant of the newly established Cayman Islands Coast Guard received their commissions and letters of appointment.
His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper, at the Government Administration Building (GAB) on Wednesday, 5 January 2022, formally issued the commissions to Commander (Cdr.) Robert Scotland and Lieutenant Commander (Lt. Cdr.) Leo Anglin, thereby appointing them to the two top positions in the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG).
Present during the ceremony were Premier, Hon. Wayne Panton, Deputy Premier, Hon. Chris Saunders, Acting Deputy Governor, Hon. Gloria McField-Nixon and Commissioner of Police, Mr. Derek Byrne. Also, participating as a special guest at the ceremony was Lt. Cdr. Anglin’s seven-year-old son Tyler Anglin.
The two officers took their oaths of office before the Governor and the assembled attendees, prior to signing the documents that formalised their commissions and appointments. The Governor congratulated them on behalf of all present and noted the historical significance of the occasion.
The issuing of the commissions and letters of appointment was done in accordance with Section 55 of the Cayman Islands (Constitution) Order 2009 and Section 14 (2)(a) of the Cayman Islands Coast Guard Act 2021.
With his appointment, Cdr. Scotland is now charged with the command, superintendence, and direction of the Coast Guard as per Section 8 of the Coast Guard Act (2021), and for ensuring that the maritime safety and security of the nation are preserved.
As Deputy Commandant, Lt. Cdr. Anglin will assist Cdr. Scotland in ensuring that the strategic and operational objectives of the Coast Guard are delivered in a timely and professional manner.
“Both Lt. Cdr. Anglin and I are proud and humbled by the trust and confidence reposed in us, and pledge to continue doing our best to build the Coast Guard into an entity that the people of the Cayman Islands will always be proud of,” Cdr. Scotland said.