Captain Shannan Greene, assumed the duties of Sector Commander Juneau Alaska on 6 June 2014. The command consists of approximately 250 active duty, reserve, auxiliary, and civilian members with ten field commands and detachments. The Sector is responsible for overseeing a wide array of Coast Guard missions in Southeast Alaska, including Search and Rescue, Marine Safety, Marine Environmental Protection, Homeland Security, Aids to Navigation and Waterways Management, Living Marine Resources Law Enforcement, and Illegal Drug Interdiction.
Captain Greene is a native of Lawrence, Kansas, enlisted in the Coast Guard in May 1988 and graduated Basic Training from Cape May, New Jersey in July 1988. Her first assignment was aboard the Coast Guard Cutter SORREL, a buoy-tender homeported at Governor's Island, New York. Following graduation from Marine Science Technician Class "A" School in yorktown Virginia in 1990, she was assigned to the Coast Guard International Ice Patrol based out of Groton, Connecticut where she served as an Ice Observer during reconnaissance missions off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
Captain Greene received her commission from Officer Candidate School in 1992 and was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters in the Office of Acquisitions where she worked on the Buoy tender Replacement Project in design of the Juniper Class of cutters. In 1994, she served as Assistant Operations Officer of Group Woods Hole, Massachusetts and began a career specialty in Operations Ashore. Following this tour, Captain Greene honed her Search & Rescue, Fisheries, and Law Enforcement skills as a controller at the First District Command center and was directly involved in a number of complex, high-profile cases such as the search for JFK Jr. and Egypt Air 990. In 2000, Captain Greene was assigned as the Operations Officer of Group Boston and was integral in developing preliminary Maritime Homeland Security Doctrine in the aftermath of 9-11 as the Coast Guard, and specifically the Port of Boston, transitioned to the "new" normal. In 2003. Captain Greene attended graduate school at Northwestern University and upon graduation was transferred to the Coast Guard Operations System Center in Kearneysville, West Virginia to oversee the $6M annual software development contract for critical Search & Rescue operational systems and execution of DHS Information Security Compliance. In 2008, Captain Greene, transferred to Cape Cod, Massachusetts to serve as the Response Department Head at Sector Southeastern New England, managing 600 miles coastline, three sovereign islands, four patrol boats, and eight small boat stations, later fleeting up to serve as Deputy Sector Commander.
Most recetly, Captain Greene served as the Deputy Chief, Incident Management Branch for the First District in Boston, Massachusetts. Designated as both a Search Mission Coordinator and Suspension Authority, she oversaw all-hazards response & incident management execution across eight states in the Northeast including over 2,000 miles of shoreline, from the U.S./Canadian border to northern New Jersey & 1300 miles offshore. Most notably, Captain Greene aggressively coordinated & trained the District Incident Management Team, both active and reserve members, effectively responding to Hurricane Sandy, the Blizzard of 2013, and the Boston Marathon bombing.
Captain Greene's educational achievements include a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems, and extensive NIMS ICS experience. Her personal awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, four Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation. Captain Greene is married to Commander Carl Greene, USCGR of Worcester, Massachusetts and they have three sons, Jack, Connor, and Alex.