Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command Schedules Command Change

COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, Calif. – The former chief of staff of the 11th Coast Guard District here will assume command of Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific here during a change of command ceremony scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday here.

Rear Adm. Timothy Sullivan, who has served as Commander, First Coast Guard District and Commander, Maritime Defense Command One in Boston since July 2006 will replace Capt. Robert Day, who has served as MLC Pacific’s temporary commanding officer since Rear Adm. Manson K. Brown departed in May 2008. He will return to his normally assigned duties as MLC Pacific’s deputy commander and has been nominated by the Secretary of Homeland Security for promotion to rear admiral.

Sullivan’s previous assignments include the Senior Military Adviser to the Secretary of Homeland Security, team leader for the Department’s Second Stage Review, operational adviser to the Secretary during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Prior to becoming a flag officer, Sullivan served as Commanding Officer, Group San Francisco. His afloat tours include the Coast Guard Cutter Mallow in Honolulu, and he was commanding officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Juniper in Newport, R.I. He has also commanded the Coast Guard LORAN station on the island of Saipan in the Western Pacific and served as the first commanding officer of the Eastern Regional Recruiting Command in Norfolk, Va.

Sullivan graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1975 and earned a master’s degree in Communication Arts / Public Affairs from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He is also a graduate of Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive National and International Security Program.

Sullivan’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, five Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the 9-11 Medal and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.

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.

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