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Commanding Officer


Commanding Officer

Commander Ryan D. Manning

A native of Burbank, South Dakota, CDR Manning received his commission from the Coast Guard Academy in 1994 and was assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter ACTIVE as the Main Propulsion Division Chief and Damage Control Assistant.  His follow on tour was at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and obtained his license as a Professional Engineer. 

Following postgraduate school, he was assigned to the Machinery Branch of the Systems Engineering Division at CG Headquarters, Office of Design and Engineering Standards.  During this assignment he was part of the U.S. delegation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London as the U.S. lead in an IMO working group to establish new testing standards for Shipboard Oil Water Separating Equipment.

From 2002 to 2006, he was assigned to Marine Safety Office/Group Los Angeles-Long Beach where he served as the Waterways Management Division Chief from 2002-2004, and in the Vessel Inspections Division from 2004-2006. 

In 2006, following a 2 month Merchant Marine Industry Training program with Princess Cruises, he served as Supervisor of Marine Safety Detachment St Thomas, USVI, overseeing the Coast Guard roles and missions in one of the busiest cruise ship destinations in the Caribbean.

In 2008, CDR Manning attended the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy.  His follow-on assignment was at the Pentagon with the Joint Staff, as the Coast Guard Liaison Officer to the Joint Operational War Plans Division.

In 2011, he returned to Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach as the Prevention Department Head, where he oversaw all vessel and facility inspections, marine casualty investigations, aids to navigation, and vessel traffic within the port complex and throughout the Sector area of responsibility.

CDR Manning is married to the former Carri Anne Jakubowski of Brookfield, Wisconsin.  They have a 8 year old daughter, Maggie, and 6 year old son, Dane.


Executive Officer


Executive Officer

Lieutenant Commander Stacy Miller

LCDR Miller the Executive Officer, of Marine Safety Unit Chicago, is a 1998 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in Industrial Technology/Manufacturing Systems. LCDR Miller attended Officer Candidate School and graduated in May 1999. His first operational assignment was the USCGC Harriet Lane where he served as Student Engineer and DCA. In 2001, LCDR Miller reported to Regional Exam Center Houston as Assistant Chief of Licensing and Documentation and Senior Inspector of Personnel. He later transitioned to MSO Houston-Galveston where he served in the vessel inspections branch, earning various foreign and domestic vessel qualifications. After gaining valuable experience from the Gulf Coast, in 2005 he moved on to MSU Wilmington, NC as Chief of Prevention. In 2008, LCDR Miller had the unique opportunity to work as the Assistant Chief, Special Events Division on the historical 2009 Presidential Inauguration. Finally, in 2009 had the distinct honor to serve as Executive Assistant to the Director of Prevention Policy (CG-54). During this tour LCDR Miller gained a valuable perspective on the Prevention Program and was at the forefront of the Prevention policy development for the entire Coast Guard. Even with such a challenging/demanding assignment and he continued his education, earning his Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University.

His personal awards include: the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (2 awards), Coast Guard Achievement Medal (3 awards), Joint Services Achievement Medal and various unit and team awards.

Hobbies include: recreational boating and water-sports, basketball and traveling. LCDR Miller and his wife Shanette have three boys Jaylan, Justin, and Jordan.

Last Modified 12/1/2014