Master Chief Mark Jacobs
On July 2, 2012 Master Chief Jacobs assumed the role of the United States Coast Guard Institute's Master Chief.
After a successful tour in the United States Army as a Cavalry Scout, he enlisted in United States Coast Guard and attended recruit training in July of 1993. His first assignment was aboard the USCGC WOODRUSH (WLB 407) in Sitka, AK. His following assignments took him to Gunner's Mate "A" School, District Eleven Armory (North) in Alameda, CA; USCGC JARVIS (WHEC 725) in Honolulu, HI; Recruiting Office Portland, Maine; USCGC SHERMAN (WHEC 720) and the USCGC MORGENTHAU (WHEC 722) in Alameda, CA; PACAREA Force Readiness Branch (Pxr)/FORCECOM Weapons System Section (Aews), also located in Alameda, CA.
Master Chief Jacobs has attended numerous service schools and is a proud graduate of the Chief Petty Officer Academy Class 124.
Master Chief Jacobs' awards and decorations include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals with Operational Device, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals with Operational Device, three Letters of Commendation with Operational Device, six Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, the Permanent Cutterman Insignia, and various other awards and decorations.
Master Chief Jacobs is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is married to the former Kelly Park of San Francisco, California.