Command Master Chief
US Coast Guard Atlantic Area
Master Chief Bushey assumed the duties of as the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command Master Chief in May 2014 after serving as Command Master Chief of the Eleventh District. Master Chief Bushey was born outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Pensacola, Florida as a high school student. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on March 4th, 1991 in Mobile, Alabama. Upon completion of basic training, he was assigned to CG Station Quillayute River in La Push, Washington. After striking and advancing to Boatswains Mate Third Class, he was assigned to CG Station Grand Isle, Louisiana, where he served as Boat Coxswain and Boarding Officer. In 1996, he was assigned to Tactical Law Enforcement Team Gulf – Law Enforcement Detachment Eight Bravo (Mobile, Alabama), where he served as Deployable Team Leader and Boarding Officer for Counter Narcotics Deployments in the Eastern Pacific, Caribbean Sea, and North Atlantic Ocean aboard U. S. and Allied Naval Ships. He later served as Operations Petty Officer aboard USCGC POINT LOBOS (WPB 82366), followed by tours as Executive Petty Officer aboard USCGC POINT LOBOS (WPB 82366) and USCGC BONITO (WPB 87341). His subsequent tours of duty include: Officer in Charge of CG Station Maui, Hawaii; Officer in Charge of CG Station Venice, Louisiana; and Officer in Charge of USCGC SAWFISH (WPB 87357), Key West, Florida.
Master Chief Bushey's awards and decorations include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal (with ‘O’ Device), four Coast Guard Commendation Medals (with ‘O’ Device), two Coast Guard Achievement Medals (with ‘O’ Device), the Coast Guard Letter of Commendation (with ‘O’ Device), five Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, the Permanent Cutterman's Pin, Coxswain Insignia, Tactical Law Enforcement Insignia, the Coast Guard Boat Force (Advanced) Insignia, and various other awards and decorations.
Master Chief Bushey is a 2007 graduate of Saint Leo University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and is a graduate of the Coast Guards Chief Petty Officer Academy and Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course.
Master Chief has been married for 20 years to the former Amy Carter of Pensacola, Florida. They are blessed with one son, Anthony (19), who is currently studying Electrical Engineering at University of Florida.
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