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Sector Commander

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Captain Baroody assumed command in June 2015, and directs all Coast Guard missions across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and portions of northeastern New York, spanning more than 5,000 miles of coastline and 11,000 square nautical miles of water. Captain Baroody oversees 19 Coast Guard field units and cutters across the four-state region and exercises federal authority granted by law and regulation as Captain of the Port, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Officer in Charge Marine Inspection, and Federal On-Scene Coordinator. Captain Baroody is a native of Northern Virginia with nearly 30 years of Coast Guard experience in boat force operations and intelligence.

Captain Baroody previously served as the Deputy Commander for Sector Houston-Galveston in Houston, Texas. A recognized expert in maritime coastal operations and a designated Coast Guard boat forces professional, he has completed two command tours and served along the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts. Captain Baroody’s other operational assignments include Commanding Officer, Maritime Safety and Security Team 91105; Commanding Officer, Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor; Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Group Eastern Shore; First Lieutenant, Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WMEC 909); Surfman, Coast Guard Station Chatham; and Surfman, Coast Guard Station Merrimack River.

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Deputy Sector Commander

Prior to assuming the duties and responsibilities of Deputy Sector Commander, Commander Humpage was assigned to Sector Northern New England as the Prevention Department Head, where he led 165 personnel assigned to various operational units throughout a four-state area covering 5000 sq miles & the international border w/ Canada.

He graduated from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marine and Environmental Science, and began his active duty service as a deck watch officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter WOODRUSH, a 180-foot buoy tender homeported in Sitka, Alaska. He served a variety of roles aboard, including as the cutter’s Operations Officer. One of the many highlights of this remarkable assignment include a voyage from Alaska to Honolulu, Hawaii, during which the cutter and crew encountered the remnants of a typhoon and waves taller than the ship itself.

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Command Master Chief

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Master Chief Petty Officer Lori Fields will assume her duties as the Command Master Chief of Sector Northern New England on July 6, 2015. She is married to retired SK1 Chuck Fields and they have one son, Spencer, who is 9.

Master Chief began her Coast Guard career in August of 1992. After basic training she was transferred to Group/Air Station Port Angeles in Washington State. Two years later she struck yeoman in the PERSRU/ADMIN shop. She advanced to YN3 in August of 1995 and received orders to D14 PERSRU in Honolulu, HI. In March of 1996 the PERSRU was moved from the federal building to Sand Island where that fall they stood up as ISC Honolulu. On July 1st, 1998 she reported to Group Astoria and advanced to YN2 on the same day. After Astoria she transferred to NESU Seattle in 2002 and then CAMSPAC in Point Reyes Station in 2006; as a YN1. After making YNC that winter she transferred to SECTOR Anchorage July of 2007. Master Chief quickly advanced to Senior Chief in April of 2009 and moved to ISC Seattle; where she stood up PSSU Seattle and then Base Seattle. In June of 2012 she advanced to Master Chief and served as the assistant to the Administration Officer until she was transferred to Training Center Petaluma as the YN “A” School Chief.

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Command Chaplain

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Lieutenant Simonsen is a native of San Diego, CA. He was ordained in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2001. Shortly thereafter, he served as a missionary for two years in the United Kingdom. Upon his return he served in various associate pastoral roles including outreach, religious education, and adult ministries. In 2011 Chaplain Simonsen completed a Level II residency with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also served as Staff Chaplain at both Jordan and Pioneer Valley Hospitals in the Salt Lake area. As a result, Chaplain Simonsen is Board Certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains. He holds Bachelor of Art and Master of Theology degrees from Brigham Young University.

Chaplain Simonsen was commissioned an Ensign through the Chaplain Candidate Program in 2009 and superseded to the Chaplaincy in 2012. His first duty assignment was with Carrier Air Wing SEVENTEEN, arriving September 2012. While serving in that capacity he deployed aboard USS CARL VINSON for nine and a half months in support of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE.

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Command Staff

(Effective July 2015)
Position Name
Prevention Department Head CDR Andrew Meyers
Response Department Head CDR Jamie Frederick
Logistics Department Head CDR Michael Thomas
Senior Reserve Officer CDR Mark Devereaux
Contingency Planning and Force Readiness LCDR Laura Miller
Reserve Command Chief YNCS Mindy Daoust
CG Auxiliary District Captain CAPT Alex Lachiatto
Command Executive Assistant Mr. R. C. Carlson

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