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Commanding Officer


CO: LT Sarah E. Ernst

Lieutenant Ernst graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Her initial assignment was as a Deck Watch Officer onboard USCGC POLAR SEA (WAGB 11) homeported in Seattle, Washington. Lieutenant Ernst was next assigned as the Executive Officer onboard USCGC LIBERTY (WPB 1334) homeported in Juneau, Alaska from 2008 to 2010.

Lieutenant Ernst’s personal awards include three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and the Antarctica Service medal. She earned her 200-ton Master’s license in 2011. Lieutenant Ernst is a native of Sherborn, Massachusetts and is married to Torsten Ernst of Marietta, Georgia.

Executive Officer

LTJG Micah Howell is a 2013 graduate of the California Maritime Academy, graduating with a degree in Marine Transportation. He reported to ASSATEAGUE from USCGC STRATTON (WMSL 752), homeported in Alameda, CA, where he served as Assistant Navigator and Assistant Support Officer.



Last Modified 1/12/2016