Commanding Officer's Biography
Captain Lance C. Belben
Captain Belben is a native of Fort Lauderdale, FL and is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. Captain Belben has extensive experience in the operations and engineering of Coast Guard Aircraft. During his 23-year career he has served as an Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner in the H65 and as an Aircraft Commander in the HU25. He served as a Deck Watch Officer on USCGC THETIS, Key West, Florida; Assistant Engineering Officer Air Station Savannah; H65 Engineering Officer Air Station Miami; Engineering Officer, Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico; : Product Line Manager for the HC144 Ocean Sentry Turbo Prop and legacy HU25 Falcon Jet Medium Range Surveillance fleet of aircraft; Logistics Department Head/Executive Officer at Sector Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas. Captain Belben recently completed his assignment in Force Readiness Command where he held the position as the Business Operations (BOD) Division Chief and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) Division Chief. Captain Belben is a graduate of Krannert, Purdue University with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Administration. He also holds a certificate from the Naval Post Graduate School’s Advanced Acquisition Program and is a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
CAPT Belben’s personal awards include; 2 Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medal, 3 Coast Guard Commendation Medals, Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, 2001 Captain Frank Erickson Aviation Rescue of the year award, 2000 Naval Helicopter Association Region 3 Aircrew of the year (Non-Embarked), and numerous unit and team commendations. He has accumulated over 4000 flight hours and has an FAA commercial pilot’s license in both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.
CAPT Belben is married to the former Lisa Jones and has 4 children Makenzie, Enya, Ryan and Shaun