Commanding Officer's Biography
CDR Scott E. Langum
Commander Scott Langum graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy
in 1993 earning a Bachelor of Science in Government. Immediately following
graduation, he served as an Assistant Company Officer, overseeing the summer
indoctrination of the Class of 1997. He then reported aboard the USCGC SUNDEW
(WLB-404) in Duluth, Minnesota as a Deck Watch Officer. In 1995, he was
assigned as the Aids to Navigation Officer for the Greater Antilles Section
in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he was responsible for all the aids to navigation
throughout Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Graduating from Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, Florida in 1998, Commander
Langum was assigned to Group/Air Station Astoria, Oregon to fly the HH-60J Jayhawk,
were he upgraded to Aircraft Commander and served as the Assistant Operations
Officer. In 2002, he received orders to be a Flight Examiner at the Coast Guardís
Aviation Training Center, Mobile, Alabama. During this tour, he was a member of
the MH-60T design team and flew as the Pilot-In-Command, of one of the first Coast
Guard assets to arrive in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Over the next nine
nights, CDR Langum and his crews saved 147 lives.
In 2006, he was assigned to Air Station Sitka, Alaska where he continued to serve
as a Flight Examiner and as the Facilities Engineer. Following his tour in Alaska,
Commander Langum was privileged to be selected as the Deputy Liaison to the United
States Senate from 2008 to 2010. In this capacity, he oversaw all congressional
engagements between the Coast Guard and the Senate, highlighted by the passage of
the Coast Guard Authorization Bill and the confirmation of the serviceís 24th
After his tour on Capitol Hill, Commander Langum returned to aviation,
transitioning into the MH-65 Dolphin. Since 2010, he served both as the
Operations Officer and Executive Officer of Air Station Traverse City,
Commander Langumís personal decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross,
Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and
three Coast Guard Achievement Medals. He earned a Master of Public Administration
from the University of South Alabama in 2006.
Commander Langum is the son of Richard and Virginia Langum of Cashmere, Washington.
He is married to the former Carmen Harder of Colfax, Washington and they have two
daughters, Kendall and Paige.