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Nomination of Rear Admiral William J. Kime To Be Commandant of the United States Coast Guard


The President today nominated Rear Adm. William J. Kime, U.S. Coast Guard, to be Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, Department of Transportation, for a term of 4 years. He would succeed Adm. Paul A. Yost, who is retiring.

Admiral Kime is commander of the 11th Coast Guard District, headquartered in Long Beach, CA. He has served as the commander of the Central California Sector of the U.S. Maritime Defense Zone, Pacific, and as coordinator of the Pacific Region of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Admiral Kime graduated from Baltimore City College in 1951, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1957, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S., 1964). He is married to the former Valerie Joan Hiddlestone.

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