CAPT Tobiasz reports to U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod after serving as the senior U.S. Coast Guard Advisor to the Combatant Commander, U.S. Northern Command-NORAD. His prior operational assignments include Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah and flying assignments at U.S. Coast Guard Air Stations Clearwater, FL, San Diego, CA, Kodiak, AK, New Orleans, LA, to include plank owner for the Commandant’s HITRON-10 Proof of Concept.
CAPT Tobiasz’s staff assignments include Military Liaison to the U.S. Senate, U.S. Coast Guard Congressional Affairs, and CG-821 Directorate for Resources, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters where he was responsible for drafting, reviewing, and defending the Coast Guard budget before Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Department of Homeland Security.
CAPT Tobiasz has qualified in seven aircraft including Flight Examiner in the HH-60J Jayhawk, HH-65C/D Dolphin, MH-90A/B Hornet, and Aircraft Commander in the HC-130H Hercules. He has logged over 6,700 flight hours and holds multiple fixed and rotary-wing FAA ratings. His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, five Coast Guard Achievement Medals, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and numerous unit and team awards.
CAPT Tobiasz holds a B.S. in Aeronautics, M.S. in Aeronautical Science, and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He is also a graduate of Harvard’s National Security Fellows Program and a Fellow of MIT’s XXI Foreign Politics, International Relations, and National Interest program.
CAPT Tobiasz is married to the former Wendy E. Biscontine who hails from Moline, IL, and is a 1991 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
CDR Bader is assigned as the Executive Officer of Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, responsible for the supervision of 194 active duty and civilian personnel, and the operational employment of three HC-144A turboprop fixed wing aircraft and four MH-60T helicopters. CDR Bader reports to Air Station Cape Cod after serving as a Fellow on the United States Senate Appropriations Committee, where he assisted with the preparation, execution and oversight of the Department of Homeland Security’s $46 billion annual appropriation. This is his second tour at Air Station Cape Cod, having previously served as the Aeronautical Engineering Officer. He previously qualified as a Flight Examiner and has accumulated over 3,000 flight hours in the MH-60J/T helicopter as a duty standing aviator at Coast Guard Air Stations Elizabeth City, NC, and Astoria, OR.
CDR Bader also completed a staff tour as the MH-60 Systems Manager in the Office of Aeronautical Engineering (CG-41), where he was the technical authority for MH-60T avionics upgrade and the Electro-optical Sensor System (ESS) acquisition projects.
CDR Bader’s military decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and numerous unit and team commendations. He has been recognized at the Coast Guard Foundation’s annual Salute to Heroes on two occasions, and was inducted into the Coast Guard Academy’s Hall of Heroes in 2009.
CDR Bader graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from George Mason University, and is a registered Project Management Professional.
CDR Bader is married to the former Kristi Kayser of Columbia, MD. They reside in Forestdale, MA, with their three children, Jake (14), Danny (11), and Anna (8).
AMTCM George Hernandez is assigned as the Command Master Chief of Air Station Cape Cod. A Los Angeles Native, Master Chief Hernandez began his military career in 1989 in the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry. During his time at Schofield Barracks, he graduated U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officers Academy in 1993. Upon his transition into the U.S. Coast Guard, Master Chief served a short tour stationed onboard the USCGC Rush from 1996-1997 prior to beginning his aviation career at Air Station San Diego, CA from 1997-2001. Senior Chief Hernandez continued on to Air Station Clearwater, FL from 2001-2008. During this time, AMTCM Hernandez completed the C-130 Flight Engineer Initial Course in 2004, and wrapped up the tour with completion of the Chief Petty Officer Academy in 2008. Master Chief Hernandez then returned to the west coast at Air Station Sacramento, CA, where he served from 2008-2014, and just recently completed one year at Air Station New Orleans, LA.
Master Chief Hernandez’ aviation experience has included both fixed (HC-130H) and rotary (HH-60H) wing aircraft. Additionally, his top military decorations include a Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and 2 Coast Guard Achievement Medals.
AMTCM Hernandez is married to Martha Hernandez and is the father of three children; Jovan (18) Alicia (15) and Jayden (5).