Integrated Support Command Kodiak Change of Command

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Integrated Support Command will hold a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday at Kodiak’s Northern Lights Recreation Facility Fitness Center. Captain Jesse K. Moore will relieve Capt. Mark S. Carmel as commanding officer of Integrated Support Command Kodiak in a formal ceremony. Captain Robert E. Day Jr., commander of Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific will preside over the ceremony.

Carmel departs to stand up one of four Coast Guard’s new logistics centers in Norfolk, Va. Carmel is the ideal choice to lead the Shore Infrastructure Logistics Centers application of the Coast Guard business model, deploying product lines for the service’s 23,000 shore facilities worldwide.

The SILC will develop configuration standards to acquire, maintain, alter, refurbish, and dispose of all shore facilities. Each year, the 1,380 men and women of SILC will be responsible for and award more than $800 million worldwide in new construction and recapitalization projects; disaster recovery contracts; facility maintenance and repair contracts and leases; and contracts to support Coast Guard facilities and missions, including oil spill cleanup contracts. From acquisition through decommissioning and disposal, the SILC will centrally manage Base Operating and Support Services such as grounds keeping, facility access control and security, port services, and motor pool management, but will execute locally to provide standardized support services. The SILC will consolidate support currently provided by Coast Guard Facility Design and Construction Centers, Civil Engineering Units, Maintenance Logistic Commands and Integrated Support Centers’ base services functions through local detachments or detached duty assignments remote from the SILC’s command in Norfolk, Va.

As commanding officer of Integrated Support Command Kodiak, Moore is responsible for overseeing a 21,000 acre semi-isolated complex; this largely self-reliant base provides its own water, sewer, heat, fire protection, medical, security, and recreation services. The supported population includes 1,000 military with 1,600 dependents and other personnel. The command is comprised of five divisions: command staff, personnel services, comptroller, facilities engineering, and health and safety. With a complement of over 290 military and civilian personnel, ISC Kodiak hosts and delivers a broad spectrum of facility, personnel, and dependent services to the Seventeenth Coast Guard District, Pacific Area, and Maintenance & Logistics Command Pacific commands and detachments including: Air Station Kodiak, Cutter Munro, Cutter Alex Haley, Cutter SPAR, Communication Station Kodiak, LORAN Station Kodiak, Electronic Systems Support Unit Kodiak, North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center, Coast Guard Investigative Services, Public Affairs Detachment, Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak, and Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak, The Coast Guard Exchange System, Defense Commissary Agency, visiting cutters, NOAA vessels, a Navy Seal detachment, and remote Coast Guard units in Western Alaska are also supported.

Moore recently served as deputy commander of Sector Buffalo, N.Y. The sector’s responsibilities include search and rescue, homeland security, waterways management, aids to navigation, law enforcement, facilities and vessel inspections, marine casualty investigations, engineering (naval and facilities), finance/supply, logistical support and a servicing personnel office to support Coast Guard units from Massena, N.Y. to Lorain, Ohio. These units include 10 Coast Guard stations, two Auxiliary stations, one aids to navigation team, one marine safety unit, one marine safety detachment, one LORAN station and the Cutter Neah Bay.

His Coast Guard career has encompassed a mix of operational and law enforcement tours. After graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in 1988, he served as the navigator and operations officer of the Cutter Tamaroa. Moore then served as the Eighth District Office Law Enforcement representative to the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council in New Orleans.

Following his law enforcement tour, Moore was assigned as operations officer aboard the Cutter Storis in Kodiak enforcing laws and treaties of the domestic and foreign fisheries in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.

Serving as Seventeenth District chief of the operational planning and analysis branch, Moore was responsible for the operations and resource planning staff coordinates annual planning and resource management for all Seventeenth District operations requiring cutters, boats, aircraft or teams of personnel, including those in support of ports and waterways coastal security, maritime law enforcement, safety and security during marine events, and aids to navigation. .

Assigned as executive officer aboard the Cutter Alert in Astoria, Ore., Alert’s primary missions are reflected by her motto, “Rescue, Enforce, Defend.” She patrolled the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone to protect living marine resources from foreign fishing interests and board domestic fishing vessels to enforce federal fisheries and vessel safety laws. Alert to this day also enforces laws regarding illegal immigration and contraband.

Moore was transferred to Group Astoria where he served as the surface operations officer, supervising three heavy weather motor lifeboat stations, an aids to navigation team, and the group command center.

He then took command of the Cutter Alert for two years, prior to serving in Buffalo, N.Y.

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