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Bush Selects New Coast Guard Leader

January 20, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

President Bush chose Vice Adm. Thad W. Allen, who is overseeing federal recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, to be commandant of the Coast Guard.

Allen currently serves as chief of staff of the Coast Guard. The nomination was announced as Bush met with leaders of charities and foundations involved in the hurricane recovery effort.

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