Captain Andrew Sugimoto most recently served as Chief, Incident Management Branch of the Ninth Coast Guard District, which spans the five Great Lakes, Saint Lawrence Seaway and parts of the surrounding states, including 1,500 miles of international border. He is responsible for safely prosecuting Search and Rescue cases and responding to all operational incidents which occur within the District.
CAPT Sugimoto graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Government. He graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2002 and was conferred a Juris Doctorate.
Afloat assignments included serving as Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Cutter ACUSHNET, Ketchikan, AK; and Coast Guard Cutter TYBEE, San Diego, CA. CAPT Sugimoto also served as Executive Officer in Coast Guard Cutter CHASE, San Diego, CA, Coast Guard Cutter MONOMOY, Woods Hole, MA and Deck Watch Officer in Coast Guard Cutter SHERMAN home ported in Alameda, CA.
Staff and ashore assignments have included: Staff Judge Advocate for the Ninth Coast Guard District, Cleveland OH; practiced Operational Law, Military Justice and Legal Assistance for the Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific, Alameda, CA and stood watch as Command Duty Officer for the Eleventh Coast Guard District in Long Beach CA and the PACAREA Command Center in Alameda CA.
Captain Sugimotoís military awards include a two Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, four Coast Guard Achievement Medals, a Commandantís Letter of Commendation, and several other unit awards. CAPT Sugimoto has over ten years sea time.
Captain Sugimoto is a native of Huntington Beach, CA and is married to the former Lori Bowker of Los Angeles CA. They have two children, Tyler and Matthew.
Food Service Senior Chief Angela Wilson originally hails from Birmingham, Alabama and completed basic training in March 1988. She attended Subsistence Specialist "A" School in 1990, in Petaluma, Ca. Sr. Chief Wilson has served aboard 2 Cutters including USCGC Thetis, and USCGC Joshua Appleby. Her units include Training Center Petaluma, LORSTA St. Paul Island, Air Station Opa Locka, Station Clearwater, Sector St. Petersburg, Station Gulfport, and Sector San Juan. She reported aboard USCGC STRATTON in August of 2013.