Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound receives new commander

Cmdr. Kevin B. Reed is frocked to captain during a ceremony at Sector Long Island Sound, in New Haven, Connecticut, April, 26, 2018. Rear Adm. Steven D. Poulin, commander of the Coast Guard’s First District, officiated the ceremony formally making Reed the commander of the unit. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Medley)

Cmdr. Kevin B. Reed is frocked to captain during a ceremony at Sector Long Island Sound, in New Haven, Connecticut, April, 26, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Medley)

NEW YORK – Cmdr. Kevin B. Reed was promoted to the rank of captain and assumed command of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, in New Haven, CT, Thursday afternoon.

In a ceremony at Sector Long Island Sound, Rear Adm. Steven D. Poulin, commander of the Coast Guard’s First District, officiated the ceremony formally making Reed the commander of the unit.

As the sector commander, Reed holds the title of Captain of the Port for Long Island Sound and is responsible for seven small boat stations, three Coast Guard cutters, two aids to navigation teams, and one marine safety detachment.

Reed previously held the position of deputy of Sector Long Island Sound. The previous commander, Capt. Andrew Tucci, was relieved by Adm. Poulin.

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