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Captain James Jenkins
United States
Coast Guard

 Chief of Staff
Fourteenth Coast Guard District


photo of district 14's chief of staffCaptain Jenkins assumed the duties of the Fourteenth Coast Guard   District Chief of Staff in June 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The District spans over 12.2 million square miles and includes the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, American Samoa and activities in Saipan, Singapore and Japan.

Prior to reporting to the Fourteenth District, Captain Jenkins served as the Commander and Captain of the Port for U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach beginning in May 2012. He previously was assigned as the Deputy Commander for Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach, and as the Deputy Commander and Response Chief for Sector Detroit.

Captain Jenkins has completed over ten years of duty carrying out operations afloat. He served in command of an icebreaking tug, USCGC NEAH BAY (WTGB 105), home ported in Cleveland, Ohio, and in command of the patrol boat USCGC POINT DIVIDE (WPB 82337), home ported in Corona del Mar, California. He was assigned twice to the Great Lakes icebreaker USCGC MACKINAW (WAGB 83) in Cheboygan, Michigan, as First Lieutenant and Executive Officer, and to the icebreaker USCGC NORTHWIND (WAGB 282) in Wilmington, North Carolina, as a Deck Watch Officer.

Ashore, Captain Jenkins has served in financial management and budget positions at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., at Integrated Support Command Kodiak, Alaska, and at the Eighth District in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Captain Jenkins received his commission after completing Officer Candidate School in 1987. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Math Science from Clemson University, a Master of Science in Management from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.  His awards include five Meritorious Service Medals, four Commendation Medals, and other personal, unit and service awards.

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