Images: Change of Command [Image 1 of 2]
Photo by Spc. Megan Burnham
Navy and Marine Troops parade the colors during the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Change of Command ceremony, during which Navy Capt. Steven Blaisdell took command of the Naval Station from Navy Capt. Mark M. Leary, Sept. 25, 2008. Joint Task Force Guantanamo is one of many tenant commands on the Naval Station. JTF Guantanamo conducts safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detained enemy combatants, including those convicted by military commission and those ordered released. The JTF conducts intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination for the protection of detainees and personnel working in JTF Guantanamo facilities and in support of the Global War on Terror. JTF Guantanamo provides support to the Office of Military Commissions, to law enforcement and to war crimes investigations. The JTF conducts planning for and on order responds to Caribbean mass migration operations.