Coast Guard Pacific Area holds change of command

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The former Commander of the 14th Coast Guard District assumed command of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West during a change of command ceremony held at 10:30 a.m. today at the base pier.

Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, who spent the last year as the Commander of the 14th Coast Guard District, replaced Vice Adm. Jody Breckenridge, who retired at a ceremony today.

Brown, a Washington, D.C., native, graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1978, with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Brown also holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a Master of Science in National Resources Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is also a registered professional civil engineer.

Photographs from today’s event can be viewed at the Coast Guard News Facebook page.

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