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Deputy Sector Commander
Commander Ladonn Allen
U. S. Coast Guard, Sector Jacksonville, FL

Commander Allen

CDR Allen has spent over 21 years as an active duty officer in the U. S. Coast Guard with a Marine Safety and Security career path. She has conducted operations ashore at Sector Miami, Sector Mobile, and Sector Upper Mississippi River in St. Louis, MO. CDR Allenís staff assignments include the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami, FL, Training Center Yorktown, Yorktown, VA, where she was the Contingency Preparedness and Response Management School Chief, and a joint billet at the U. S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, CO, where she was the Field Grade Officer (FGO) of the Quarter for NORAD and U.S. Northern Command (N-NC) and FGO of the Year for the N-NC Training and Exercise Directorate. CDR Allen is a National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) lead instructor for the Coast Guard. She is currently stationed at USCG Sector Jacksonville as the Deputy Commander, where she is the Alternate Captain of the Port (COTP), Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC), Federal On Scene Coordinator (FOSC), and is a Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator (SMC). She leads 375 active duty, 250 reserve, 14 civilians and 825 Coast Guard Auxiliary members, and manages operations of the Sector and 11 sub-units, including 3 Stations with 21 boats, 3 Patrol Boats, 2 Buoy Tenders, 2 Aids to Navigation Units and 1 Marine Safety Detachment.
Commander Allen is a 1991 Graduate of the University of West Florida at Pensacola, FL and has earned a Masterís degree with honors in Homeland Security from American Military University, has attended Navy War College Joint Professional Military Education and holds an Executive Leadership Certificate from University of North Florida. CDR Allen is an Officer Candidate School graduate. She is from Shalimar, FL and currently resides in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Commander Allenís military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, three Commandant Letters of Commendation and numerous unit and service awards.
CDR Allenís husband, Steve, is a retired officer from the U. S. Air Force, and she has an eleven year-old daughter, Marina Skye.

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