As the Chief of Aeronautical Engineering, Captain Bean is the Program Manager for the 1,400 employee Aviation Logistics Center which supports maintenance and logistics for the Coast Guardís entire fleet of more than 200 aircraft. As the Aeronautical Engineering Chief, he is directly responsible for budget management of accounts totaling more than $670 million in aviation acquisition and operating funds, and serves as Workforce Manager for the 2,500 member aviation enlisted workforce.
In his previous assignment, Captain Bean served as Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he was responsible for Coast Guard aviation support for the Central Pacific and crews deployed throughout the world. He led a crew of 270 military, civil service, and contract personnel that employed four C130 long-range fixed wing aircraft and three H65 short-range rescue helicopters.
During Captain Beanís 28 year military career, he served as Executive Officer at Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama and as Aviation Engineering Officer at Air Station Barbers Point, HI; Cape May, NJ; and Chicago, IL. While assigned to the Aviation Training Center, Captain Bean served in key leadership positions as part of the Coast Guardís response during two extremely devastating hurricane seasons, including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ivan. During a tour at the Aviation Logistics Center, Captain Bean served as the H65 Product Line Manager responsible for Coast Guard wide logistical support of the Coast Guardís largest fleet of aircraft, with nearly 100 aircraft stationed at 17 units across the Nation. In other operational assignments he deployed aboard Coast Guard icebreakers as part of a two-helicopter detachment on two separate expeditions to the Arctic and served as a duty standing search and rescue pilot in Savannah, GA.
Captain Beanís military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and several other personal and unit awards.
Captain Bean, a native of Colebrook, NH, received his Bachelor of Science from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH and earned a Masters degree from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in 1999. He is a military aviator with over 5000 flight hours in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft and completed his last Coast Guard aviation assignment flying the C130 Hercules. Captain Bean has been married to his lovely bride, Cereto, for 20 years. They have two sons, Jordan (17) and Tyler (15).