Master Chief Stephen Dykema assumed his duties as the Command Master Chief for Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown on June 14th, 2013. As the senior enlisted advisor to the Commanding Officer, Master Chief Dykema advises him on workforce issues, is the senior enlisted mentor, and acts as the sounding board for select administrative actions and initiatives relative to the day to day activities of the Training Center, the staff, and the student population.
At the time of his selection as the Training Center Yorktown Command Master Chief, Master Chief Dykema was assigned as the Fifth District Command Master Chief, where he served as the senior enlisted advisor to the District Commander. His other assignments include: Thirteenth Coast Guard District, Seattle, WA; USCGC RED OAK, homeported in Philadelphia, PA; Coast Guard Group Charleston, SC; USCGC MADRONA, homeported in Charleston, SC; Recruit Company Commander Duty at CG Training Center Cape May, NJ; USCGC DALLAS, homeported in Charleston, SC; CG Training Center Yorktown, VA; Recruit Battalion Commander at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, NJ; and Program Reviewer, Coast Guard Headquarters.
Master Chief Dykema is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer’s Academy and has completed numerous service related schools.
Master Chief Dykema’s awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and numerous other personal and service awards, including selection as the Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year in 1998. He has earned a permanent cutterman insignia and Recruit Company Commander insignia.