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Command Master Chief Jahmal Pereira

DCMS Command Master Chief

U.S. Coast Guard

Command Master Chief (CMC) Pereira assumed duties as the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support CMC, on May 10, 2022. His primary responsibility is to advise the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support on personnel and policy impacts pertaining to Coast Guard missions, programs, and services that directly supporting the 17,000 men and women that enable operations and take care of our families.

Prior to this assignment, he served as the Deputy Commandant for Operations CMC. His primary responsibility included advising the Deputy Commandant for Operations on personnel and policy impacts pertaining to Coast Guard missions, programs, and services. This included focusing on intelligence; international affairs; cyber; the maritime transportation system; commercial regulations and inspections; search and rescue; maritime security; law enforcement; defense operations; environmental response; contingency planning; and the operational capabilities of cutter, boat, aviation, shore, and deployable specialized forces.

His previous assignments include serving as the Ninth Coast Guard District CMC, supporting Coast Guard members and their families living in the eight states that surround our Great Lakes, the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center CMC and as the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course School Chief. He has also served as an instructor for the Chief Petty Officers Academy in Petaluma, CA. CMC Pereira served on three tours in Kodiak, AK, two tours in Mobile, AL, as well as having served at several Marine Corps, Army, and Coast Guard units; Marine Corps units include; Paris Island, SC, Camp Foster Okinawa, Japan, and Camp Pendleton, CA. Army Installations include Fort. Benning GA, Fort. Lee VA, and Fort. Bliss, TX. 

CMC Pereira holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology with a specialty in Security Systems, a Master of Science Degree in Business Management, and is a certified Professional Executive Coach through (IPEC) the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. He is a graduate of Class 157 of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, Class 33 of the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course, Class 65 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, and Class 19-2 of the National Defense University’s Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Course.

CMC Pereira’s awards are commensurate with senior enlisted leaders of similar rank and years of service. In addition, he has earned the Army Professional Education Ribbon with five devices; and other team and service awards. He has earned the Coast Guard Basic Aircrew insignia, the Navy Marine Corps Parachute insignia, and Command Master Chief Silver, Gold Badge insignias, including the DCO and DCMS Gold Badge insignias.