Rear Admiral Buschman is originally from Peterborough, New Hampshire and received his commission in 1984 after graduating from the United States Coast Guard Academy. Rear Admiral Buschman reported as Commander, Coast Guard Force Readiness Command in May of 2013. The Force Readiness Command is responsible for optimizing human performance throughout the Coast Guard's workforce. FORCECOM enhances mission execution by providing clear tactics, techniques, and procedures; relevant training, and quality assessments and exercises to enable the operational commanders to achieve a cycle of continuous improvement in human performance.
Rear Admiral Buschman previously served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commandant for Operations from 2012 to 2013, and as the Coast Guard's Deputy Assistant Commandant for Capability from 2011-2012. From 2009-2011, he served as the Coast Guard Seventh District's Chief of Staff; the Seventh District is responsible for all operations in the Southeast U.S. and the Caribbean Basin including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and over 15,000 miles of coastline. From 2006-2009, Rear Admiral Buschman commanded Coast Guard Sector Key West, FL.
Rear Admiral Buschman is a Cutterman and started his career afloat as a Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC SHERMAN, homeported in Alameda, CA. Other afloat assignments include Navigation Officer in USCGC ESCANABA, Boston, MA and Commanding Officer, USCGC VASHON, homeported in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. He also served as the Deputy Commander of Coast Guard Group Key West, FL. Staff assignments include Liaison Officer to the U.S. Department of State; Chief of the Congressional Hearings Section; Program Reviewer in the Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Programs; and Deputy Chief of the Office of Budget and Programs.
Rear Admiral Buschman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy; a Masters of Public Administration from The George Washington University; and a Masters of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as part of the Sloan Fellows Program.
Rear Admiral Buschman's personal awards include three Legions of Merit, five Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation medals, the Transportation 9/11 Medal the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and the Commandant's Letter of Commendation as well as various service and unit awards.