Coast Guard Auxiliary Cape Cod Elects New Commander

Netherlands-born John Geurtsen of Harwich, MA, has been elected to serve as the new commander of the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Cape Cod Flotilla, based in Chatham. Geurtsen has served as the flotilla’s vice commander since 2017.

Auxiliary members provides a variety of services to local mariners, such as conducting of boating-safety classes, safety examinations, and patrols in local waters. Auxiliarists work alongside active-duty Coast Guard crews.