Christopher J. Windnagle
Command Master Chief
U.S. Coast Guard District 14
Master Chief Christopher Windnagle assumed duties as Command Master Chief for District Fourteen on May 29th 2013. His primary responsibility is to advise Admiral Cari B. Thomas, the Commander of Coast Guard District Fourteen Office in Honolulu Hi, on issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard Members and their families within District Fourteen. The district includes a 12.2 million square mile area of operations extending from the Hawaiian Islands to Japan. Most recently Master Chief Windnagle served as a Command Master Chief for Air Station Kodiak in Kodiak Alaska.
Master Chief Windnagle’s previous assignments include Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, Purdue University Lafayette Indiana, Air Station Kodiak Alaska, Air Station Astoria, Oregon, Air Station Sitka, Alaska, Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw Cheboygan, Michigan.
Master Chief Windnagle has qualified in the HH-65A Dolphin, the HH-3F Pelican and the HH60J Jayhawk helicopters. He has served as a Senior Enlisted leader an d maintainer for both Astoria Oregon and Kodiak Alaska’s H-60 Helicopter Maintenance Division and the Leading Chief Petty Officer for Kodiak’s H-65 Alaskan Patrol Division. As the Command Master Chief of Air Station Kodiak Alaska he led the Air Station Chiefs mess of 40 Chiefs as their Chief of the Mess and the more than 100 Chiefs of the Kodiak Island Unified Mess as their Chief of the Mess.
Master Chief Windnagle is a proud graduate of the April 2002 Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Academy, the January 2011 Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course, Purdue University where he graduated with honors earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Aviation Technology with a minor in Management and Clatsop Community College earning an Associate’s Degree in General Studies.
Master Chief Windnagle’s awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Achievement Medals, three Commandants’ Letter of Commendation’s and various other personal and unit awards.