Command Master Chief
US Coast Guard Atlantic Area
Master Chief Bushey assumed the duties of Command Master Chief of Atlantic Area on May 15th, 2014, where he serves as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for all U.S. Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf, spanning across five Coast Guard Districts and 40 states. Prior to being selected for his current assignment, Master Chief Bushey served as the Command Master Chief for the Eleventh Coast Guard District in Alameda, California.
enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on March 4th, 1991 in Mobile,
Alabama. Upon completion of basic training, he was assigned to Coast
Guard Station Quillayute River in La Push, Washington. After advancing
to Boatswains Mate Third Class, he was assigned to Coast Guard Station
Grand Isle, Louisiana, where he served as Boat Coxswain and Boarding
Officer. In 1996, he was selected and 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. His
subsequent tours of duty include: Operations Petty Officer aboard USCGC
POINT LOBOS (WPB 82366), Pensacola, Florida; Executive Petty Officer
aboard USCGC POINT LOBOS (WPB 82366), Pensacola, Florida; Executive
Petty Officer USCGC BONITO (WPB 87341), Pensacola, Florida; 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 two Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals (with ‘O’ Device), four Coast Guard Commendation Medals (with ‘O’ Device), the Coast Guard Achievement Medal (with ‘O’ Device), the Coast Guard Letter of Commendation (with ‘O’ Device), the Permanent Cutterman's Insignia, Coxswain Insignia, Tactical Law Enforcement Insignia, Coast Guard Boat Force (Advanced) Insignia, and various other awards and decorations.
Master Chief Bushey is a 2008 graduate of Saint Leo University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree (Cum Laude) in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the Coast Guards Maritime Law Enforcement Academy, Chief Petty Officer Academy (Class 118), Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (SELC), and the National Defense University’s Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) and Command Senior Enlisted Leader - KEYSTONE Course. BIO
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