Capt. Long to Assume Command in San Diego
Captain John Long will assume the duties and responsibilities of Commander, Coast Guard Activities San Diego from Capt. Robert Allen in a military change of command ceremony, Friday, July 26 at 10:00 am.
Captain Allen, who has served as Commander, Coast Guard Activities San Diego since 1999, was the Commanding Officer during several prominent Search and Rescue and Law Enforcement Cases. The most notable being the tragic Alaskan Air Airlines crash in January 2000 and the heroic medevac of two severely burned victims located over 500 miles off shore of San Diego. During the terrible events of September 11th, Capt Allen presided over the temporary closing of the Port of San Diego and ensured 100 percent vessel boarding compliance during the weeks following the attack. Capt Allen will also be retiring after 26 years in the Coast Guard.
Capt. John Long, the former Operations Officer at Activities San Diego and a Coast Guard Aviator, will be the 28 Commanding Officer of Activities San Diego following the ceremony. This is Capt. Long’s 2nd Coast Guard Command