Commander Berg, a native of Pensacola, Florida, graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.
His first assignment upon commissioning was as Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC RESOLUTE in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Afloat, Commander Berg has also served as Executive Officer aboard USCGC KODIAK ISLAND in Panama City, Florida; Commanding Officer aboard USCGC ROANOKE ISLAND in Homer, Alaska; and most recently as Executive Officer aboard USCGC MIDGETT in Seattle, Washington.
Commander Berg has extensive advanced education, holding a Master of Business Administration degree from the College of William & ; Mary, Mason School of Business; a Master of Arts in Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School, Center of Homeland Defense & Security in Monterey, California; and is a graduate of the Naval War College, School of Command & Staff.
In 2003, Commander Berg assumed duties as Executive Officer, Coast Guard Patrol Forces Mediterranean in Sicily and Crete at the outset of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. PATFORMED deployed four 110' patrol boats to the Mediterranean to conduct maritime security operations with Naval Forces Europe.
In 2006, Commander Berg reported to duties as Comptroller and Supply Department Head at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, where his staff executed an annual budget of $25 million supporting the Coast Guard's largest and busiest Air Station.
In June 2010, CDR Berg assumed duties as Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia in Manama, Bahrain. He led more than 300 personnel throughout the Arabian Gulf, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan conducting maritime security, critical infrastructure protection and theater security cooperation operations. In 2011, he assumed responsibilities as USCG Security Assistance Officer and Coast Guard Liaison Officer at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida, providing advice and assistance on maritime security to the Combatant Commander, US embassies and partner nation maritime forces throughout the Middle East.
Commander Berg's awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, two Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medals, the Expert Rifle Medal and Expert Pistol Medal.