Rear Admiral George D. Passmore served in the Coast Guard for 29 years before assuming command of the Third Coast Guard District. He previously served as Deputy Atlantic Area Commander and Chief of Staff for the Maritime Defense zone Atlantic at Governors Island, New York.
Born in Brooklyn, New York on December 5, 1933 and raised in British Columbia, Canada, Rear Admiral Passmore graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Following graduation, he served on board the Coast Guard Cutter Cook Inlet in Portland, Maine.
In March 1960, Rear Admiral Passmore was designated a Coast Guard Aviator, subsequently serving in his native Brooklyn, New York and at the Coast Guard Air Station in Annette, Alaska.
In February 1965, Rear Admiral Passmore completed post graduate training in Electrical Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He then served as the Coast Guard Aircraft Repair and Supply Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina where he designed new electronics systems for Coast Guard aircraft.
After serving as Chief of the Avionics Branch in the Aeronautical Engineering Division at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Rear Admiral Passmore became the executive officer of the Coast Guard Air Station at Corpus Christi, Texas.
In 1976, Rear Admiral Passmore had the dual command of Coast Guard Air Station North Bend and Group Coos Bay, Oregon. Two years later he commanded Group Corpus Christi and Air Station Corpus Christi.
From 1980 to 1983, Rear Admiral Passmore served as the Chief of the Management Analysis Division at Coast Guard Headquarters. He then moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where he was Chief of Operations in the Fourteenth Coast Guard District. He returned to New York as the Deputy Atlantic Area Commander in 1985.
Rear Admiral Passmore is married to the former Rita H. of Revelstoke, British Columbia. They have one son, Robert, an officer for the Internal Revenue Service in Los Angeles.