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Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC)



Capt George Bonner, Commander Captain George G. Bonner, USCG

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

A native of Manteo, North Carolina, Captain Bonner graduated from Manteo High School in 1984 and attended North Carolina State University for one year prior to entering the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA). Following graduation from USCGA in 1989, Captain Bonner was assigned to Coast Guard Cutter HARRIET LANE in Portsmouth, VA where he served as Student Engineer and Deck Watch Officer.

His next tour was at Support Center Kodiak, Alaska where he served as a Facilities and Environmental Engineer. From 1995 to 1998, Captain Bonner served as Project Manager at Facilities Design and Construction Center Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia. Captain Bonner’s next tour was in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he served as Engineering Officer for Coast Guard Greater Antilles Section. Captain Bonner was next assigned to Civil Engineering Unit Oakland California as Chief of Planning and Executive Officer. From 2004 to 2007, he was assigned to Coast Guard Atlantic Area as Chief, Infrastructure Planning. From 2007 to 2011, he served as Chief of Logistics and Commanding Officer of Military Personnel at Sector Hampton Roads. His most recent assignment was as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s Facility Design and Construction Center where he was responsible for executing the Coast Guard’s shore facility capital program and leading staff’s in Norfolk, VA and Seattle, WA.

Captain Bonner attended the University of Illinois for post graduate studies and earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1995. In 2007, Captain Bonner completed a Graduate Studies Certificate in Coastal Engineering from Old Dominion University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina and Commonwealth of Virginia and a Certified Floodplain Manager.


Captain John Lang, Deputy Captain John Henry Lang , USCG

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 Island’s 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).

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Last Modified 11/26/2014