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Adm. Allen Nominated for C.G. Commandant Post

Jan 19, 20061 min
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Vice Admiral Thad Allen will be nominated by President Bush as the next commandant of the United States Coast Guard.

A recent press release from the Department of Homeland Security announced the President’s intentions and if Allen is confirmed, he’ll play a key role in shaping the Coast Guard’s future.

“Thad has my complete confidence and full support,” President Bush said.

Admiral Allen is most recently known for his disaster recovery roll following Hurricane Katrina, but has also distinguished himself as Chief of Staff and Commanding Officer at G.G. headquarters, Commander of the Atlantic Area, as well as Commander of the Fifth and Seventh Coast Guard Districts.

By Paul Kerstein

Read more on Adm. Thad Allen and Hurricane Katrina.