Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles holds change of command

Cmdr. Darwin Jenson relieves Cmdr. Daniel Cost of command at a change-of-command ceremony for Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on July 10, 2019. Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles' missions include maritime safety, security, and environmental protection throughout an 8,400 square mile area of responsibility in southwest Louisiana, the eleventh busiest tonnage port in the nation. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Johanna Strickland.

Cmdr. Darwin Jenson relieves Cmdr. Daniel Cost of command at a change-of-command ceremony for Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on July 10, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Johanna Strickland.

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles held a change-of-command ceremony at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Wednesday.

Capt. Jacqueline Twomey, commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur and captain of the port for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, presided over the ceremony as Cmdr. Darwin Jenson relieved Cmdr. Daniel Cost of command.

Cost has served as the commanding officer of Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles since July 2016. During that time, he led the Coast Guard’s maritime safety, security, and environmental protection missions throughout an 8,400 square mile area of responsibility in southwest Louisiana, the eleventh busiest tonnage port in the nation. Most notable has been the Coast Guard’s instrumental role in managing the rapidly expanding marine transportation system as the area prepares to lead the nation in the export of liquefied natural gas.

“It’s been an honor to serve our country here in Southwest Louisiana,” said Cmdr. Daniel Cost. “I’m truly humbled by the strong partnerships the Coast Guard has with this amazing community.”

Cost and his family are moving to the Washington D.C. area where he’ll be the executive officer of the Marine Safety Center, the Coast Guard’s technical center of expertise for the safety and security of commercial vessels and floating offshore facilities.

Jensen is arriving from Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound where he served as the chief of prevention. During his over 20 years in the Coast Guard, Jensen has served as program manager at Coast Guard Headquarters for Waterfront Facility Safety, a senior investigating officer at Sector Honolulu, chief of the inspections division at Sector Juneau, and marine safety team supervisor in Maui, Hawaii.

He is a distinguished graduate from Boise State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology. His personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (three awards), Coast Guard Achievement Medal (three awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Coast Guard Marine Safety Pin.

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