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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 Matthew Dooris

LCDR Matthew Dooris of the U.S. Coast Guard was born and raised in Brooksville, Florida, and graduated from Saint Leo University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He was an environmental consultant and wetland ecologist for the civil engineering firm, Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc., prior to joining the Coast Guard in January 2001. LCDR Dooris was commissioned at Officer Candidate School (OCS) in New London, Connecticut, in May 2001. LCDR Dooris began his career at OCS as a drill instructor while awaiting orders to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, as a flight trainee. Having performed well, but seeking a different career path, LCDR Dooris reported to Sector New Orleans, Louisiana, where he supervised the Coast Guardís busiest marine safety command center, conducted armed law enforcement missions as a qualified Boarding Officer and Special Deputized U.S. Marshal, oversaw and completed pollution responses, and vessel, facility, container, transfer monitor, and explosive load-out safety and security inspections, and aided in the Coast Guardís response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

In August 2006, LCDR Dooris reported to Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, as Chief, Domestic Vessel Inspection Branch, where he managed the safety and security of the nationís largest small passenger vessel fleet, as well as millions of dollars in new construction, repair work, and retrofits aboard ocean-going vessels in shipyards and three deep-draft dry-docks. In 2007, LCDR Dooris assumed the duties of Assistant Senior Investigating Officer, and, in 2008, the position of Senior Investigating Officer, responsible for the 5th busiest Investigation Division in the country with oversight of nearly 300 marine casualty investigations and enforcement cases each year. While at Sector St. Petersburg, LCDR Dooris also conducted armed law enforcement missions as a Boarding Officer-Certified Ashore and directed multi-agency surface, air, and land assets and personnel to over 300 responses in the area of responsibility with the greatest number of search and rescue cases in the U.S. In December 2008, he earned a Masterís Degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, in Monterey, California.

In 2009, LCDR Dooris attended the University of South Florida to pursue a Masterís of Science Degree in Public Health specializing in Industrial Hygiene. In 2011, he earned his degree and Certification in Public Health. Following graduation, LCDR Dooris reported to Health, Service and Work-Life Service Command as a District Eleven (South) Safety and Environmental Health Officer in San Pedro, California. In this capacity, LCDR Dooris provided 24-hour occupational safety and environmental health support to 36 Coast Guard units, preserving health and safety of 2,200 personnel. In 2014, LCDR Dooris earned his Certification in Industrial Hygiene.

In July 2015, LCDR Dooris reported aboard as Executive Officer, Marine Safety Unit Chicago.

LCDR Dooris is married to the former Laura Mae Musolf from Southfield, Michigan, and together they have a 6-year old son named Matthew.

Last Modified 9/4/2015