Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach to Hold Change of Command

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony Saturday at 10 a.m..

Chief Warrant Officer Peter Louzao, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, will be relinquishing command to Chief Warrant Officer Gene Gibson during a time-honored military tradition, which transfers total responsibility, authority and accountability of the unit from one individual to another.

Chief Warrant Officer Gibson reports to Station Fort Myers Beach from Coast Guard Station Gloucester, Mass., where he served as the commanding officer since 2004. From 2001-2004 he served as the operations officer at Coast Guard Station Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Gibson is married to the former Jessica Greiff of Ft. Lauderdale. They are the proud parents of three children: Shea, Evan and Colin.

Chief Warrant Officer Louzao assumed command of Station Fort Myers Beach in May 2003. During his time in command, Station Fort Myers Beach crewmembers have earned the prestigious Sumner I. Kimball Award, an award earned by the top ten percent of Coast Guard Stations who excel during annual readiness training. The training is designed to test crewmembers skills in a variety of Coast Guard missions.

Louzao is married to the former Susan Hunt of Livonia, Mich. They are the proud parents of three children: Zachary, Jeremy and Shawn.

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  1. Bill Machemer says:

    Dear Sir or Madame,

    I recently moved to Florida and I will be doing a lot of saltwater fishing. I’d like to enter various Coast Guard Station phone numbers into my cell phone for safety reasons. I had some difficulty getting some phone numbers for some of the websites. I do not know if the numbers I did get are the proper ones for calling in an emergency.

    I’d appreciate it if you could forward me a list of the proper emergency phone numbers, or at least the numbers for the Clearwater, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, and Key West Coast Guard Bases.

    Thank You,

    Bill Machemer

  2. John says:

    I don’t have that information but you should be able to find it at