Coast Guard Sector
Located on the St. Mary's River in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, the Sector is the operational and administrative commander of 11 subordinate field units, which include eight Multi-Mission Small Boat Stations, one Marine Safety Unit, and two Aids to Navigation Teams.
The all-volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary, 9th Central Region, supports Sector Sault Sainte Marie performing a wide variety of operational, educational, support, and training missions with 400 personnel throughout the region.
Sector Sault Sainte Marie was established on June 27, 2005, by combining the former Group Sault Sainte Marie and Marine Safety Office.
The Sector Commander is the operational commander for all missions within his/her area of responsibility. The Sector Commander's legal authorities include Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge of Marine Inspections, Federal on Scene Coordinator, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator and Search and Rescue (SAR) Mission Coordinator.