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United States Coast Guard
Seventh District

Miami, Florida

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Rear Admiral John H. "Jake" Korn
Seventh Coast Guard District

Rear Admiral Korn serves as Commander of the Seventh Coast Guard District headquartered in Miami, Florida. As District Commander, he is responsible for all Coast Guard operations in the Southeast United States and the Caribbean Basin including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Seventh District encompasses an area of 1.8 million square miles and shares operational borders with 34 Foreign Nations and Territories.

Prior to assuming command of the Seventh District, Rear Admiral Korn served as Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO) As CAO, he directed efforts across all Coast Guard acquisition programs and related procurement management, contracting, and research and development activities to execute the service's approximately $30 billion acquisition investment portfolio.

In his previous assignment as PEO, he oversaw the execution of all Coast Guard acquisition programs and projects, which provides for the sustainment, modernization and recapitalization of surface, air, command and control, and logistics assets for the Coast Guards multiple maritime missions.

He served in a variety of operational and staff tours during his career, including Chief of Staff of the Eighth Coast Guard District, the first Commander of Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi, Commanding Officer of Air Station Corpus Christi, Chief of Search and Rescue for the Eighth Coast Guard District, Commanding Officer of Air Station New Orleans, and Engineering Officer of both Air Station Houston and Aviation Training Center Mobile. He also served as the Chief, Inventory Management Branch at the Aircraft Logistics Center (ALC). He attained pilot qualifications on the HH52A, HH3F, HH60J, HH65A/B and the HU25 and attained a Civilian Airline Transport Rating.

A native of northern New Jersey, Rear Adm. Korn graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. He received a masters degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue Universitys Krannert School of Management in 1989. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the National Defense University in 2000, receiving a Chief Information Officers Certificate and is a 2004 graduate of the Naval War College Fleet Seminar Program. His military awards include three Legions of Merit and six Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals.


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