First Coast Guard District to welcome new top commander during ceremony in Boston

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Rear Adm. Linda L. Fagan, First Coast Guard District Commander, speaks with cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Jan. 11, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Rear Adm. Linda L. Fagan, First Coast Guard District Commander, speaks with cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Jan. 11, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

BOSTON — A change of command ceremony for the First Coast Guard District is scheduled for Thursday at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Steven D. Poulin will assume responsibilities from Rear Adm. Linda L. Fagan as commander of the First Coast Guard District.

Fagan, who served as First District Commander for the past two years, will continue her Coast Guard career as the Deputy for Operations Policy and Capabilities at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C.

Poulin’s previous assignments include the Judge Advocate General and Chief General Counsel of the Coast Guard, and Director of Governmental and Public Affairs.

The First Coast Guard District covers eight states in the Northeast including more than 2,000 miles of coastline from the U.S., Canadian border to northern New Jersey, and 1,300 miles offshore.

In an average year, the First Coast Guard District saves 486 lives, conducts 1,762 search and rescue cases, assists 2,223 people, and safeguards $943,986,077 in property at sea.

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