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Captain Robert W. Warren

Sector San Juan Commander

Captain Robert Warren

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 Michael B. Zamperini

Deputy Sector San Juan Commander


Captain Michael B. Zamperini

Captain Michael B. Zamperini reported to Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico in June 2014, where he serves as the Deputy Commander for approximately 650 active duty, reserve and civilian men and women who conduct all Coast Guard missions in the Eastern Caribbean. 

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Captain Zamperini, entered the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1989 and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Science.  He earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005. 

Captain Zamperini began his career aboard the USCGC DILIGENCE, homeported in Wilmington, NC where he served as Deck Watch Officer and First Lieutenant from 1993 to 1995.  During that period, he was involved in numerous law enforcement and alien migrant interdiction patrols in the Caribbean as well as a training patrol with the Columbian Navy. 

In the summer of 1995, he was transferred to Marine Safety Office Wilmington, NC where he trained and served as a Marine Inspector and Investigator. 

In 1998, Captain Zamperini was assigned to Activities New York on Staten Island where he completed his inspections training and served as a supervisory Marine Inspector. 

On September 11th, 2001, Captain Zamperini coordinated with the Staten Island Ferry Company and led a team of Coast Guard Marine Inspectors to facilitate the water-borne evacuation of approximately 500,000 people from lower Manhattan.  He also led the formation of a new Reserve Port Security Team for New York Harbor in the aftermath of 9/11. 

He was assigned to Penn State from 2003 through 2005 to work on his Operations Research degree, building a computer simulation model to conduct research on the Coast Guard’s aviation spare parts inventory system. 

From 2005 through 2009, Captain Zamperini taught mathematics courses at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, coached the wrestling team, and conducted leadership training for cadets during the summers. 

In 2009, he transferred to Sector Portland, OR as the Chief of Prevention, and subsequently served as the Executive Officer of the newly commissioned Marine Safety Unit in Portland from 2010 through 2012.  As the Executive Officer, he oversaw a staff of 175 personnel working on commercial vessel and facility inspections, marine casualty investigations, and waterways management issues. 

In 2012, he was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters as the Chief of the Foreign and Offshore Vessel Compliance Division, directing policy for the Coast Guard’s Port State Control (foreign vessel safety and security) program and offshore energy drilling unit inspections. 

Captain Zamperini’s personal decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the 9/11 Medal, and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals. 


Master Chief Petty Officer Kedrick J. Marcotte

Sector San Juan Command Master Chief 

Master Chief Petty Officer Kedrick J. Marcotte

Master Chief Kedrick J. Marcotte assumed the duties as Command Master Chief for Coast Guard Sector San Juan in July 2013. His primary responsibility is to advise the Sector Commander on issues and initiatives pertaining to approximately 650 Coast Guard members and their families throughout the Sector.

Originally from Cooper City, FL., Master Chief Marcotte enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in October 1988. His previous assignments include SN aboard USCGC NAUSHON (WPB-1311) Ketchikan, AK (1988-1991); AD “A” School April 1991; AIRSTA Elizabeth City, NC (1991-1994); AIRSTA Kodiak, AK (1994-1996), AIRSTA Clearwater, FL (1996-2002); AIRSTA Elizabeth City, NC (2002-2006), AIRSTA Sacramento, CA (2006-2011) and Command Senior Chief for Sector Lower Mississippi River (2011-2013).

Master Chief Marcotte is a distinguished graduate of the Chief Petty Officer’s Academy where he was awarded the “Altus Tendo” award in November 2006. He is also a graduate of various service schools including the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course in April 2011; Dale Carnegie’s “High Impact Presentation” and Decker Communication “Communicate to Influence” courses.

Master Chief Marcotte holds an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from American Military University and is aggressively pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership. His certifications include: FAA Flight Engineer and Airframe & Power plant licenses, FAA Ground Operator’s License, and Fiber Optics Technician and Installer Certifications.

Master Chief Marcotte’s personal awards include two Coast Guard Achievement Medals and two Commandant’s Letter of Commendation ribbons, all with the operational distinguishing device. His other awards include eight Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, four Meritorious Team Commendations, and various other unit awards. 

Last Modified 3/17/2016