Coast Guard Sector Honolulu holds change of command ceremony

Hawaii-Pacific Coast Guard News
HONOLULU – Coast Guard Capt. Joanna Nunan, Commander of Sector Honolulu, was relieved by Capt. Shannon Gilreath during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu Friday.

Gilreath is a native of LaFayette, Ga. and graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1991 with a B.S. in Government. He received his J.D. with honors in 2001 from Tulane Law School and is a member of the bar in the state of Louisiana.

Gilreath was promoted from Sector Honolulu’s deputy commander position. His previous assignments include the Coast Guard Cutter Northland, Marine Safety Office New Orleans, Eighth Coast Guard District Legal Office, Commanding Officer of Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, and Chief of the Prevention Law Group within the Office of Maritime and International Law at Coast Guard Headquarters.  He also served as a Senior Military Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a non partisan think tank based in Washington, DC.

Gilreath’s military awards include the Legion of Merit with gold star, Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.  He was honored by the Judge Advocate Association with the Coast Guard Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Award in 2011.

Nunan will be the new chief of staff at Force Readiness Command in Norfolk, Va. Her previous assignments include Deputy Commander of Sector San Juan, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutters SPAR and Ironwood and executive officer of the Basswood.

Previous to her assignments afloat Nunan served as the Coast Guard Academy admissions officer, personnel services division chief, deputy director in the Civil Rights Directorate, military assistant to the Secretary of Transportation and as the Coast Guard Innovation Manager.

Rear Adm. Charles Ray, Commander of the Coast Guard’s 14th District, was the presiding official for the ceremony.

Capt. Shannon Gilreath

Capt. Shannon Gilreath

Sector Honolulu Change of Command

Sector Honolulu Change of Command


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