Capt. Thomas F. Cooper, incoming commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, addresses the crew June 28, 2019 in San Francisco. Cooper is coming from U.S. Northern Command J9 Interagency Directorate as the Deputy Director. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon)

A new captain has been sworn in as commanding officer at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco.

Capt. Thomas Cooper took over for Capt. Kent Everingham recently in a ceremony at the base located at San Francisco International Airport.

Capt. Kent W. Everingham. (Photo by Taylor Bacon/U.S. Coast Guard)

“I can’t say thank you enough to the Air Station San Francisco team, our partners and my family. The monumental success of this unit over the past few years would not have been possible without you,” Everingham said in a statement. “Thank you for making the last three years the best of my Coast Guard career.”

Everingham started commanding the station in 2016. He has been promoted to the Chief of Aeronautical Engineering at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Cooper comes from his previous post at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., where he served as a military fellow.