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Captain Robert W. Warren

Sector San Juan Commander

Captain Robert Warren

Command Philosophy

Captain Warren reported to Sector San Juan in July 2014. In his role as Sector Commander, he leads approximately 650 active duty, reserve and civilian men and women to conduct all Coast Guard missions in the Eastern Caribbean. He exercises a variety of statutory authorities as Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge – Marine Inspections, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Federal On-Scene Coordinator and Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator.

Prior to his assignment to Sector San Juan, Captain Warren completed an assignment in the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate in the Pentagon, where he supported and represented the Chairman on Maritime Homeland Defense strategy and policy issues. 

Captain Warren is a Coast Guard Academy graduate of the class of 1992, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Management.  After receiving his commission, he served as the Combat Information Center Officer and First Lieutenant aboard USCGC VIGILANT in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and subsequently as Executive Officer on USCGC SAPELO, home ported in Eureka, CA.   

Following completion of an MBA from the University of Maryland in 1997, he served until 2001 as a financial analyst in Coast Guard Headquarters’ Financial Management division, managing the budget allocation models for the Coast Guard’s operational and maintenance funding.   

In 2001 he returned to sea as Commanding Officer of USCGC TYBEE, homeported in San Diego, CA where he ensured the security of the US/Mexican border and the ports of San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle following the events of September 11th.  In 2003 he returned to Coast Guard Headquarters to serve on the Commandant’s staff for International Affairs where he planned and coordinated the Commandant’s international travel and the Coast Guard’s international agreements until the summer of 2006. 

Captain Warren reported as Command Center Supervisor at Sector San Juan in July, 2006, where he was responsible for Command Center coordination of all Coast Guard operations throughout the Sector’s area of responsibility as well as the integration of actionable intelligence into operations.  He fleeted up to become Chief of Response Operations for Sector San Juan, responsible for all Coast Guard law enforcement, maritime safety and security operations in the eastern Caribbean. 

In July of 2009, CAPT Warren reported to Capitol Hill as the Coast Guard’s liaison to the House of Representatives and Director of the House Liaison Office where he coordinated and directed all Coast Guard interaction with Congressional members, personal and committee staffs regarding Coast Guard appropriations, authorizations, hearings, briefings, constituent issues and related interests on the Hill.  Following this assignment, he reported to the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA for Senior Service School where he earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies. 

Captain Warren’s personal awards include a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, a 9-11 Medal, and various other service and unit awards.   

Captain Francisco S. Rego

Deputy Sector San Juan Commander

USCG SSJ Deputy Commander CAPT Francisco Rego

Captain Rego reported to Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico in June 2016, where he serves as the Deputy Commander for approximately 650 active duty, reserve and civilian men and women who support and conduct Coast Guard missions in the Eastern Caribbean.

uring his previous assignment, he served as the D14 Chief of Prevention where he oversaw prevention operations and compliance, waterways management, recreational boating safety, and Coast Guard Auxiliary in an area of responsibility spanning the Central and Western Pacific. In this capacity he provided strategic oversight and support for Sector Honolulu, Sector Guam & Far East Activities (FEACT) conducting commercial vessel and facility compliance inspections, International Port Security (IPS), and marine casualty investigations. He also managed three WLBs, facilitating their ops, maintenance, training, schedules, and service to 432 federal AtoN and training and administrative support to 560 Auxiliarists with 49 vessels and 10 aircraft.

Captain Rego earned his commission from the U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in 1992.

Captain Rego’s previous USCG units include Executive Officer ACTEUR, Prevention Department Head and designated Officer in Charge of Marine Inspections at Sector North Carolina, Security Cooperation Desk Officer for the Caribbean and Central America at U.S. Southern Command, Marine Safety Office New Orleans, Supervisor Vessel Traffic System New Orleans, Chief Domestic and International Vessel inspection program at Eighth Coast District, Marine Safety Office St. Louis, supervisor Marine Safety Detachment Peoria, IL, USCG Civil Engineer Staff at U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe and six years in the U.S. Air Force as a Civil Engineer.

Captain Rego attended Brigham Young University, United States Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and University of Miami, FL.  He holds a Masters degree in International Affairs in Political Economy from the University of Miami and a Masters degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. CAPT Rego is a dual-ended Marine Surveyor/Inspector qualified in both Machinery and Hull and holds many other marine safety and investigation qualifications.

Captain Rego's personal awards include the Department of Homeland Security Gold Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster.

Captain Rego is married to Nathalie S. Rego (former Nathalie Strothkaemper).  They have one son and are expecting their second child.


Master Chief Petty Officer Charlie F. Salls

Sector San Juan Command Master Chief 

CMD BMCM Charlie Salls

Master Chief Charlie F. Salls assumed the duties as Command Master Chief for Coast Guard Sector San Juan in July 2016. His primary responsibility is to advise the Sector Commander on issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard members and their families throughout Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.   

Originally from Lecherias, Venezuela, Master Chief Salls enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in March of 1996.  His previous assignments include Officer in Charge of USCGC CHINOOK, Tybee Island, GA; Officer in Charge USCGC TARPON, Tybee Island, GA; Assistant School Chief for Boatswain’s Mate “A” School, CG TRACEN Yorktown, VA; Officer in Charge USCGC HAWKSBILL, Monterey, CA; Officer in Charge CG Station Yankeetown, FL; Executive Petty Officer, CG Station Cape May, NJ; USCGC MELLON, Seattle, WA; CG Station Charleston, SC; and USCGC DURABLE, St. Petersburg, FL.

Master Chief Salls is a graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Academy in March 2006.  He is also a graduate of various service schools including the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course in August 2014 and is actively pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University, KS.

Master Chief Salls’ personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, a Commandant’s Letter of Commendation and various other service and unit awards.  He wears the Officer in Charge Afloat and Ashore devices as well as the Permanent Cutterman and Coxswain Qualification Insignias.

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