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,
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
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
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
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
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.
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
During 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 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
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.