Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg
Deputy Sector Commander
CDR Randall (Randy) Brown
Commander Brown reported to Sector St. Petersburg as the Deputy in June of 2015 from Coast Guard Headquarters where he served as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Law Enforcement, Security, and Defense Operations. As the Deputy Sector Commander he serves as the alternate Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection, Federal On-Scene Commander, and Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator. He oversees the safe execution of the Sector’s missions of marine inspection, investigations, waterways management, compliance, search and rescue, homeland security, environmental protection, living marine resources, and law enforcement throughout the Sector St. Petersburg area of responsibility.
Born near Detroit, CDR Brown and his family re-located to Palm Harbor, FL where he attended high school and was accepted to the United States Coast Guard Academy. He graduated from the Academy in 1998 with a degree in Management and spent his first operational tour as a Deck Watch Officer onboard a 210’ cutter, the DURABLE, in St. Petersburg, FL from 1998 to 2000.
CDR Brown has an extensive background in multi-mission operations fostered through tours at the District Seven Office of Law Enforcement in Miami, FL, as the Group Operations Officer in Charleston, SC, and at his last field assignment as Response Department Head for Sector Baltimore, MD from 2010 to 2013.
CDR Brown attended Florida State University and earned a Master of Science in Instructional Systems and Performance Analysis Certificate in 2006. He leveraged his degree and served as a Performance Consultant and Training Specialist at Coast Guard Headquarters supporting the National Security Cutter acquisition program, the leadership and development directorate, civilian personnel and the USCG Reserve program.
CDR Brown is married to the former Rachel Soyke of Palm Harbor, FL. They have two children, Nolan and Myla.
His military awards include five Coast Guard Commendation Medals with operational device, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal with operational device, 9-11 Ribbon, two Commandant Letters of Commendations with opera
USCG SECTOR ST.
600 8TH AVE, S.E.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701