Admiral Transfers Command of Coast Guard’s Pacific Support Command

COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, Calif. – Rear Adm. Manson K. Brown will be relieved as Commander, Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific by Capt. Robert E. Day, during a change of command ceremony here at 10:30 a.m., May 8, 2008.

Brown, who has been stationed on Coast Guard Island as the Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific Commander since June 2006, will take the helm of the Fourteenth Coast Guard District in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Maintenance and Logistics Command provides support to Coast Guard units and people located west of the Rocky Mountains and across 73 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean to ensure Coast Guard vessels and shore activities are fully capable of meeting their assigned missions by providing a broad range of electronics, naval and civil engineering, financial management, health and safety, legal programs, logistics and personnel support. The success of all Coast Guard operations in the Pacific region, including homeland security, search and rescue, national defense, marine safety, law enforcement, aids to navigation, and polar ice operations, are directly linked to these vital services.

Day will assume command of MLC Pacific after serving as Deputy Commander of Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific since May 29, 2007. Day’s previous assignments include assignment as the Chief of Pacific Area’s Command, Control, and Communications Division in Alameda, Calif. During this tour, Day managed a massive technological transformation of Pacific Area Command and control facilities in response to new Homeland Security missions. Day also was assigned as Electronics Project officer for the construction of the 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutters and the 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boats at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington D.C. Day graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1980.

Day’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, three Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, the 9-11 medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, Letter of Commendation, and six Meritorious Team Awards. A change of command ceremony is a time honored naval tradition, which formally restates the continuity and authority of command. Vice Adm. Charles D. Wurster, Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area will preside over the ceremony.

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