Capt. Ibrahim Khalil, the former logistics chief and commanding officer of military personnel at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles–Long Beach, will now lead U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle, taking over for Capt. Jed Boba, who is retiring from the USCG after more than 25 years of service.
The transfer of leadership was made official earlier this month in a change of command ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. Jon Hickey, the Coast Guard director of operational logistics.
Base Seattle is the only USCG Base in the Pacific Northwest and has 450 active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel. It supports 26 cutters, 19 boat stations and other USCG operations, including missions in the Arctic and Antarctic. The base also offers naval engineering maintenance, procurement, information technology and other services, according to the agency.
Base Seattle also assists Coast Guard members with medical services, financial management, and household goods transportation and general administration and other support.