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         Deputy Sector Commander

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         Commander Sean P. Ryan

Commander Ryan reported to Sector Saint Petersburg in 2012 from PACAREA where he served as the Intelligence Division Chief (PAC-2) for the Pacific Area Commander.  He lead approximately 200 intelligence professionals supporting over 35 major operational commands within the Pacific Theater.

His previous assignment began in 2006, as the Enforcement Division Chief and Command Center Chief at Sector San Francisco.  Among his duties was Chair of the SF Bay Area Neptune Coalition which included more than 22 federal, state and local agency partners that collectively ensured the safety and security of one of the busiest recreational and commercial ports in the United States.

In October of 2002 his leadership was instrumental in establishing MIFC PAC as the first Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center in the Coast Guard.   As the Watch Operations Chief, he pioneered the tactical use of SIGINT fusion products to target areas of interest for CG operational commanders. He also created the first web-based common intelligence picture, which established MIFC PAC as the center of excellence for civil maritime domain awareness within the Pacific Theater.  

In the summer of 1998 he was assigned to Port Security Unit 313 in Tacoma, Washington as the Logistics Officer.  As a plank owner of an expeditionary unit, his responsibilities included recruiting, equipping and training over 140 Reserve and Active Duty members.  During his four year tour he deployed the entire unit, including 150 tons of equipment to the Korean peninsula twice; deployed elements of the unit to seven locations throughout Puget Sound in support of District 13 following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; and attended night school to earn a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.

His exposure to CG Intelligence began in 1995 with a three-year tour as an Intelligence duty officer and fisheries analyst for the Pacific Area Intelligence Division.  During this time he prepared the first High Seas Driftnet threat assessments and targeting packages that led to some of the first interdictions of foreign High Seas Driftnet vessels by the Coast Guard. CGC MUNRO was his first assignment.  During his two year tour he made seven patrols throughout the Pacific and was exposed to nearly every Coast Guard mission.

Commander Ryan graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Government. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (2), Coast Guard Achievement Medal, 2005 SF Bay Area Federal Employee of the Year award, and various other personal and unit awards.

Commander Ryan is married to the former Julie Cooper. They have three children: Shaun (11), Kaleb (10) and Anaya (7).


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