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Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC)


Commanding Officer

Captain James M. Heinz, USCG

Commanding Officer Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center

                                               The Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) is responsible for field execution of the Coast
                                               Guardís Civil Engineering Program, including planning, design, construction, contracting,
                                                environmental, real property and base facility management and operations.

                                             Raised in Rockledge, Florida, Captain Heinz graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1986
                                             with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  Following graduation, he served aboard the
 USCGC DILIGENCE as a Student Engineer and Damage Control Assistant.

Over the next two years, Captain Heinz was assigned to the Program Execution and Management Branch of the Civil Engineering Division at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC.  From 1991 to 1996, Captain Heinz was assigned to the USCG Facilities Design and Construction Center Pacific where he served as project manager and assistant Design Team Leader.  In 1996, Captain Heinz was assigned to the USCG Integrated Support Command San Pedro as Chief, Facilities and Industrial Engineering Division.  Following this tour, he served as the Executive Officer of the USCG Civil Engineering Unit Miami from 2000 to 2003.  From 2003 to 2006, he was assigned as Commanding Officer of USCG Civil Engineering Unit Oakland.  From 2006 to 2008, he was assigned as Chief, Facilities Engineering Division at USCG Training Center Yorktown where he oversaw all aspects of maintaining a training campus servicing the Coast Guardís largest student population. His most recent assignment was as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guardís Facilities Design and Construction Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

Captain Heinz attended graduate school at the University of Illinois in 1991 where he earned a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.

Captain Heinz is married to the former Darlene Ratermann of Greenville, Illinois.  They have two children, Samantha and Evan.



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Captain John Lang, USCG

Deputy, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center


Captain Lang is currently assigned as Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center. His previous assignment was Commanding Officer of Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland. Other recent assignments were as the Facilities Engineer and subsequently Executive Officer of Integrated Support Command Alameda, as well as Executive Officer of Civil Engineering Unit Miami.

A native of Sayville, New York, on Long Islandís South Shore, Captain Lang graduated from the Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1991, and was assigned as deck watch officer aboard USCGC NORTHLAND in Portsmouth, VA. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering in 1994 and has subsequently served in Civil/Facilities Engineering Assignments at Civil Engineering Unit New York and Support Center New York, where he was a member of the decommissioning crew of both Governors Island units, and at Civil Engineering Unit Providence, Facilities Design and Construction Center Atlantic, and Integrated Support Command Miami.

Captain Lang is registered as a professional engineer in the state of Rhode Island. His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards) and Coast Guard Commendation Medal (5 awards).

Captain Lang is married to the former Kristen Marie Yontz of Delavan, Illinois. They have four daughters, Mary Elizabeth (13), Anne Kathryn (11), Clara Grace (8), and Kathleen Marie (6).


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