The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has had a continuous presence in the Far East
since 1947 when USCG Captain Frank M. Meals assisted General Douglas
MacArthur in establishing the Japan Maritime Safety Agency (now the Japan
In 1952, the USCG established the Far East Section (FESEC) at Yokota Air Base in Fussa-shi, Japan. Its mission was to operate long-range radio aids to navigation systems for the Department of Defense at numerous sites throughout Asia and the Western Pacific. On December 13, 1994, the USCG decommissioned FESEC and simultaneously commissioned the USCG Activities Far East (FEACT) also at Yokota Air Base. At that time, FEACT became the parent command of the Marine Inspection Detachment (MIDET) Singapore. FEACT is one of two U.S. Coast Guard commands located overseas.
CAPT Mark J. McCadden
2012 - Present