Captain Gregory D. Case
As Sector Commander, Captain Case serves as Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection, Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator, and Federal Maritime Security Coordinator while directing Coast Guard operations along the west coast of Florida and throughout the Tampa Bay region. Sector St. Petersburg is comprised of 2700 people and 14 units, including five search and rescue stations, eight cutters, and an Aids to Navigation Team. Prior to his current assignment, Captain Case served Chief for the Fifth Coast Guard District, headquartered in Portsmouth, Virginia, where he served as Chief of Prevention overseeing waterways management, inspections, investigations, bridges, and Auxiliary forces.
Captain Case is a 1989 graduate of
Officer Candidate School and has served in a diverse series of assignments
at three staff and seven operational commands along the Atlantic and Pacific
Coasts, Great Lakes, and Western Rivers. Prior to serving at the Fifth
District, Captain Case was assigned to the Towing Vessel National Center of
Expertise in Paducah, Kentucky. As the Detachment Supervisor, he stood up a
new unit to assist in the development and deployment of towing vessel
examiner training that improved the quality and consistency of towing vessel
Captain Case’s other Sector assignments include Deputy Sector Commander at
Sector North Carolina and Chief of Prevention at Sector Northern New
Prior to the formation of Sectors, Captain Case served as
the Executive Officer of Marine Safety Office Portland, Maine where he
served as the Alternate Captain of the Port and Officer in Charge Marine
Inspection for three states from the Canadian border to Massachusetts. From
1999-2003, Captain Case was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters in
Washington, D.C. where he served as the Assistant Chief of Waterways
Management Policy and Planning working with one hundred local Harbor Safety
Committees and over fifteen federal agencies to improve consistency in the
application of regulations throughout the marine transportation system.
Captain Case briefly served as the Operations Officer at Group Grand Haven
before standing up Marine Safety Detachment Grand Haven and serving as the
inaugural Supervisor. Captain Case also served as the Lead Inspector and
Investigator at Marine Safety Office Chicago and as an Inspector at Marine
Safety Office Puget Sound.
USCG SECTOR ST. PETERSBURG
600 8TH AVE, S.E.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33701