LA/Long Beach Coast Guard Sector Gets New Commander

Rear Admiral Brian Penoyer, Coast Guard District Eleven commander smiles while Captain Rebecca Ore and Captain Ryan Manning, Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach commanders shake hands during a change of ceremony for Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, San Pedro, California, June 21, 2022. Following the change of command ceremony, Capt. Ore was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney.

Capt. Ryan Manning is the new commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach sector, succeeding Capt. Rebecca Ore, who will head to Coast Guard Headquarters as the assistant commandant for intelligence.

The command change was made official at a June 21 ceremony at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles/Long Beach with Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard District commander, presiding.

Manning, who previously served as commanding officer at Coast Guard Activities Europe, will oversee more than 550 active duty, reserve and civilian personnel and 1,200 all-volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary members, as well as 14 field command and supporting units across 350 miles of Central and Southern California coasts.

Prior to his new role, Manning was the officer in charge of marine inspections, making sure U.S. commercial and foreign cruise vessels complied with U.S. and international rules in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He also managed the International Port Security Program’s push to review anti-terrorism measures and make sure that the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code was implemented at ports in 83 countries, according to USCG.

By Karen Robes Meeks