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Rear Admiral Melvin W. Bouboulis

Director of Operational Logistics (DOL)

U.S. Coast Guard

Rear Admiral Bouboulis serves as the Director of Operational Logistics (DOL), responsible for the delivery of mission support logistics for Coast Guard steady state and contingency response operations and for planned events of national significance. He ensures common business processes are used by Logistics Centers and Service Centers during the delivery of regional services provided by DOL’s 16 Base Commands. Prior to this assignment he served as the Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics (CG-4) as the Coast Guard’s “Chief Engineer”, responsible for all naval, aeronautical, civil and industrial engineering and logistics for the service’s 23,000 facilities, 230 ships, 1,800 boats, 200 aircraft and 5000 personnel assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters, Aviation Logistics Center, Surface Forces Logistics Center, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center, and the Coast Guard Yard.

His previous assignments include: Chief of Staff, Eighth Coast Guard District supporting Coast Guard operations spanning 26 states encompassing the Gulf Coast from Florida to Mexico, the adjacent waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and the inland waterways of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri and Tennessee Rivers; Chief, Office of Aeronautical Engineering, responsible for all aeronautical engineering and aviation logistics for the Coast Guard’s 200 operational aircraft, 1500 member workforce, and $1.4 billion aviation materiel inventory; Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico; Logistics Department Head, Air Station Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of Enlisted Personnel for Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi, TX; Aeronautical Engineer at the Aviation Training Center, Mobile, AL;  Product Line Manager for the HC-130 Hercules Combat Search and Research (CSAR) Military Transport Aircraft at Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center, Elizabeth City, NC; Assistant Engineering Officer, Coast Guard Air Station North Bend, OR;  Communications and Law Enforcement Officer, Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, LA; Flight Training, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL; and Operations and Deck Watch Officer, USCGC CONIFER, Long Beach, CA.

Rear Admiral Bouboulis flew as an operational pilot at all of his aviation field assignments and participated in the historic Hurricane Katrina response. He has qualified in the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter (A, B, and C models), MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, and HC-130 Hercules aircraft accruing over 4,000 total flight hours.

Rear Admiral Bouboulis graduated from the Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1987. He earned a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University in 2000, maintains a Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Program Manager Level II Certification, and holds private, commercial airplane, helicopter, and airline transport pilot licenses.