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Command Master Chief Mike Demopoulos

Reserve Command Master Chief Thirteenth District

U.S. Coast Guard

Master Chief Demopoulos assumed the duties of Reserve Command Master Chief of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District in June 2022. He serves as the direct representative and primary advisor on all matters and initiatives related to the reserve workforce and their families throughout the district, encompassing Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.   

His previous assignments include USCG Station Bellingham, WA, Waterside Security Division Chief at Port Security Unit 313 in Everett, WA, Reserve Training Petty Officer and duty section leader at Station Seattle, WA, and a second tour at USCG Station Bellingham, WA, where he served as Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor to the command.

He has served in several continental U.S. (CONUS) and outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS) operations. During Operation Podium, he participated in the enhanced northern border security operations supporting the winter Olympic games in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He was deployed to the CENTCOM theatre of operations as a tactical coxswain when PSU 313 was assigned to Combined Task Group 56.5 at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait. He coordinated waterside security operations during Foal Eagles’ Combined Joint Logistics Over the Shore Exercise in Pohang, South Korea. 

His awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, three Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbons, and various other service and unit awards. He also earned the permanent Coxswain, Advanced Boat Forces Operations, Port Security, and Response Operations Ashore Insignias. He is a proud graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Academy Reserve class 37 and the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course class 84.

Master Chief Demopoulos resides in Anacortes, Washington, and works as a Captain for the Washington State Ferry system. Having earned Unlimited Tonnage Master, First-Class Pilot license, and various other merchant marine endorsements. He commands auto/passenger ferries through the beautiful San Juan Islands in Washington State. He is blessed to be married to his lovely wife and they have two sons.