Coral Harbour Base, 06 JUL. ‘20 (RBDF): Captain Glenn McPhee, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Commanding Officer for SOUTHERN COMMAND travelled to the Defence Force satellite bases in the southern and central Bahamas on Wednesday past on a familiarization tour.
Accompanied by RBDF Senior Officers, Warrant Officer and Senior Rate, Captain McPhee met with the Officers and Marines onboard HMBS MATTHEW TOWN. After conducting an inspection of the Base facility and the Maritime Unit in Inagua, he toured The Bahamas Maritime Surveillance System, which was installed and commissioned in April 2019.
Captain McPhee made courtesy calls to representatives of law enforcement agencies and government officials on the island, which included Senior Customs Officer Codero Edgecombe; Grade 1 Immigration Officer Elmore Pratt; Superintendent of Police Gregory Lockhart; and the Island Administrator Mr. Marlon Leary. He also visited the Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) facility where he was greeted by Lieutenant Matt Lane, Air Traffic Commander. He presented a commemorative plaque on behalf of Commander Defence Force, Commodore Dr. Raymond E. King and a copy of his book “The Marine Recruit’s Guide” to Lieutenant Lane.
Captain McPhee, who was promoted in the recent promotional exercise, is a member of the Force’s Executive Team. He was appointed the Captain for the SOUTHERN COMMAND with responsibility for HMBS MATTHEW TOWN in Inagua and HMBS GUNN POINT in Ragged Island.
Before leaving the island, he shared Commander Defence Force’s Strategic Vision regarding Decentralization with the officers and marines. He reiterated The SOUTHERN COMMAND’S Mission: To ensure continuity of administration, operations and logistical support for all RBDF missions originating, transiting through or around the southern Bahamas.