Deputy Sector Commander

Photo of Commander Shawn A. Lansing

Commander Shawn A. Lansing

Commander Lansing assumed the duties of Deputy Commander, Sector St. Petersburg in May 2020 where he assists in executing oversight of operational and mission support responsibilities across the Sector and 12 multi-mission units, including five boat stations, six cutters, and an aids to navigation team. Sector St. Petersburg’s area of responsibility encompasses over 400 nautical miles of coastline and its adjacent littorals along Florida's west coast, and includes Port Tampa Bay which handles over 37 million tons of cargo and nearly one million cruise ship passengers per year.

Over his career Commander Lansing has served in a wide range of operational assignments, including Chief of the Interagency Operations Center at Sector San Francisco, California and Assistant Chief of Enforcement at Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach, California. Prior to earning his commission in 2002, Commander Lansing served as a Helicopter Rescue Swimmer at Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina and Air Station Astoria, Oregon. He began his Coast Guard career in 1991 aboard USCGC NUNIVAK (WPB-1306), homeported at U.S. Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.

His previous staff assignments include Protocol Officer to the 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard; Military Aide to Commander, Atlantic Area; Project Manager for the Coast Guard’s Modernization Effort; and District Seventeen Office of Law Enforcement in Juneau, Alaska. He most recently served as the Expeditionary Forces Program Manager in the Office of Specialized Capabilities at Coast Guard Headquarters, where he ensured Coast Guard Port Security Units were manned, trained, and resourced to support military contingencies and homeland defense operations.

Commander Lansing holds a B.A. in Business Management and an M.A. in Defense and Strategic Studies with highest distinction from the U.S. Naval War College. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal (two awards), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (three awards), Coast Guard Achievement Medal (two awards), as well as various service and unit awards.