Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, speaks to the crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Acushnet standing in formation during the cutter's decommissioning ceremony Friday, March 11, 2011. The Acushnet was decommissioned after 67 years of service. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn

Bravo zulu, VADM Manson K. Brown!

Coast Guard All Hands sends out a bravo zulu to retired Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown on his selection to be President Barack Obama’s nominee for Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction at the Department of Commerce. In a statement issued by the White House, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Brown, the former U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Mission Support.