Coast Guard Foundation names Capt. Ron LaBrec mid-Atlantic director

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(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, has announced that Capt. Ron LaBrec, USCG (retired), a resident of Virginia, recently joined the Coast Guard Foundation staff. In his role, he will work closely with Coast Guard units in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States to identify and fulfill education, morale and family support for Coast Guard members.

“We welcome Ron to the Coast Guard Foundation team,” said Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “We look forward to his work building on the core support we’ve provided the Coast Guard for almost 50 years through the generosity of our donors on the East Coast.”

Bringing more than 30 years of service in the Coast Guard to his role at the Coast Guard Foundation, most recently, LaBrec served as assistant superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy. Recent posts include: commanding officer of Coast Guard Recruiting Command, director of public affairs for the Coast Guard, and chief of training for the Coast Guard’s Yorktown, Va., training center and the National Search and Rescue School, as well as prior operational assignments at sea and ashore. He is a 1989 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and holds a master’s degree from Boston University.

“As a retired member of the Coast Guard I appreciate the vital work that the Foundation does and the effect it has on those who serve and their families,” said LaBrec. “I am honored to work towards the benefit of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard as a member of the Coast Guard Foundation team.”

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By Professional Mariner Staff