Coast Guard Commandant Announces Incoming Leadership Team

Washington – Coast Guard Commandant Thad W. Allen announced today the members of the services leadership team that will take over when he is relieved as Commandant by Vice Admiral Robert Papp on May 25.

In a message to the service members, Admiral Allen announced that Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano had forwarded and President Obama had approved the new leaders. The President has forwarded the nominations to the Senate for its consideration.

The new leadership team will consist of:

  • Rear Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara – promoted to Vice Admiral and assignment as Vice Commandant;
  • Rear Admiral Robert C. Parker – promoted to Vice Admiral and assignment as Commander, Atlantic Area;
  • Rear Admiral Manson K. Brown – promoted to Vice Admiral and assignment as Commander, Pacific Area.
  • Vice Admiral John P. Currier will continue to serve as the Chief of Staff.
  • Rear Admiral Brian M. Salerno will be assigned as the Deputy Commandant for Operations, a position that does not require Senate confirmation.

In making the announcement, Admiral Allen said, “We have been fortunate to have the service of Vice Admiral David Pekoske, our current Vice Commandant and Vice Admiral Jody Breckenridge, our current Pacific Area Commander. Both have made enormous contributions to our Service as members of the Leadership Council and throughout their careers. I truly appreciate their dedication and commitment to position the Service for future success. We are a better Coast Guard because of them.”

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