Capt. Ryan Manning relieved Capt. Rebecca Ore as the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach sector commander during a June 21 change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles/Long Beach.
The ceremony was presided over by Eleventh Coast Guard District Commander Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer.
Manning reported to Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach from Coast Guard Activities Europe, where he was the commanding officer. Ore will transfer to Coast Guard Headquarters as the assistant commandant for intelligence.
As sector commander, Manning is now in charge of more than 550 active duty, reserve and civilian personnel and 1,200 all-volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary members. Fourteen field command and supporting units are located within the area of operations, covering 350 miles of central California coast from the San Luis Obispo county line to the north and the San Diego county line to the south.
Before his current assignment, Manning most recently served as the officer in charge of marine inspections, ensuring U.S. commercial vessels and foreign cruise ships comply with U.S. regulations and international conventions throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Manning, a South Dakota native, received his commission from the Coast Guard Academy in 1994. He was assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Active as the Main Propulsion Division Chief and Damage Control Assistant. His follow-on tour was at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and obtained his license as a Professional Engineer.