Coast Guard Pacific Area welcomes new commander

11th Coast Guard District NewsALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft relieved Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown as Pacific Area commander during a change-of-command ceremony held aboard Coast Guard Island, Friday.

Brown assumed the duties as PACAREA commander in May 2010. During his time as PACAREA commander, Brown oversaw the reconstitution of the PACAREA staff and the commissioning of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, which included First Lady Michelle Obama as the ship’s sponsor. Brown is heading to Coast Guard Headquarters to assume the duties of Deputy Commandant for Mission Support.

Zukunft, a North Branford, Conn., native, graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1977, with a Bachelor of Science degree in government. He holds a Master of Arts degree in management from Webster University and a Master of Arts degree in Strategic Studies and International Affairs from the U.S. Naval War College. Zukunft served as the Federal-On-Scene-Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf where he directed federal, state, and local agencies in response efforts.

The area of responsibility of PACAREA is 74 million square miles ranging from South America, north to the Arctic Circle and west to the Far East.

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