President Appoints Adm. Rea Commander Third USCG District
President Nixon has nominated Rear Adm. William F. Rea III to command the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area and Third District, headquartered on Governors Island, N.Y., with the rank of vice admiral.
Pending Senate confirmation, Admiral Rea will relieve Vice Adm.
B.F. Engel, who will retire in June after 36 years of service. Admiral Engel"has feeen the Area and District Commander since June 1970.
Admiral Rea, 55 years old and a specialist in enforcing Coast Guard shipboard and personnel safety standards for the U.S. merchant marine, was in charge of the New York Coast Guard Marine Inspection Office at Battery Park from 1964 to 1967. He is now Chief of the Merchant Marine Safety Office at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
A 1941 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Admiral Rea's career highlights include a one-year stint in South Korea, training that country's Coast Guard; a two-year assignment as Commander of the Ninth Coast Guard 'District on the Great Lakes, for which he won the Meritorious Service Medal, and his present job, for which he was awarded the Legion of Merit in December of last year.
The Atlantic Area Command spans some 2.4-million square miles of land and water stretching from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico and westward to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Some 19,000 men are on duty within the Area's 39 states. The District covers about 42,OCX) square miles of land and water in all, or parts of seven mid-Atlantic states from Vermont to Delaware, with some 3,700 men assigned. Normal duties include search and rescue at sea, offshore fishing patrols, combating water pollution, oceanographic research, maintaining aids to navigation, and others.
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