Scott E. Langum

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Scott E. Langum
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Scott E. Langum as commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
BornScott Edward Langum
(1970-03-19)March 19, 1970
Monroe, Washington, U.S.
🏫 EducationUnited States Coast Guard Academy (BS)
University of South Alabama (MPA)
U.S. Army War College (MSS)
💼 Occupation
U.S. Coast Guard Aviator
👩 Spouse(s)
Carmen C. Harder (m. 1993)

Scott Edward Langum (born March 19, 1970) is a United States Coast Guard aviator and commander, who has served as Deputy Senate Liason for the Coast Guard's congressional engagements with the United States Senate. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross for his work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Early life and education[edit]

Lingum was born in 1970 in Monroe, Washington. He went to the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and government. After graduation, he was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Coast Guard. He would later graduate from the University of South Alabama in 2005 with a Master of Public Administration degree and the U.S. Army War College in 2016 with a Master of Strategic Studies degree.[1][2]

Early Coast Guard and helicopter pilot career[edit]

After graduation, Langum served serve on USCGC Sundew from 1993 to 1995 based in Duluth, Minnesota. He then served as the aids to navigation officer for a year from 1995 to 1996 for the Greater Antilles Section in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[2]

Starting in November 1996, Langum reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola for Naval aviator training, graduating in March 1998 and becoming a Sikorsky Jayhawk pilot. From 1998 to 2002, he served as an HH-60J aircraft commander based at Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Astoria, Oregon. Later, he became a MH-60 J flight examiner/fleet standardization pilot based at the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama. In 2005, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross by President Bush for saving 168 lives in HH-60J helicopters during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Afterwards, between June 2006 and June 2008, he continued his flight instructor career as an MH-60J flight examiner and facility engineering department head based at Coast Guard Air Station Sitka in Sitka, Alaska.[3]

Senate and Coast Guard commander[edit]

After his flight instructor career, he became a military liaison to the United States Senate, serving as a Deputy Senate Liaison and responsible for facilitating the Coast Guard’s congressional engagements with the Senate.[2]

In 2010, he became an Operations Officer at Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City in Traverse City, Michigan, moving up to become an Executive Officer at the base. In 2013, he became Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Air Station Houston as the previous commander, Eric S. Gleason, was leaving for the Naval War College to attend Senior Service School. Langum served as commander of the base until June 2015 when he left to study at the U.S. Army War College.[4]

After graduating from the Army War College in 2016, he became the J35 Division Chief of the U.S. Northern Command based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2018, he was promoted to Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod based at Joint Base Cape Cod in Massachusetts.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Langum married Carmen C. Harder on May 29, 1993 in her home state of Washington.[5] They have two daughters.


  1. Langum, Scott E. (January 4, 2016). "The Arctic: Has America Been Left In the Cold?" (PDF). Army War College. Retrieved April 19, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Air Station Cape Cod Command". Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  3. "Scott Langum - Recipient -". Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  4. "Coast Guard aviators welcome new commander in Houston | Coast Guard News". Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  5. "Whitman County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1872-2002 - Scott Edward Langum - Carmen Caroline Harder". Washington State Archives, Digital Archives. Retrieved 2020-04-19.

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