Rear Admiral Anthony J. Vogt assumed the duties of the Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Response Policy in May 2017. In this capacity, he is responsible for the development of strategic response doctrine and policy guidance for all Coast Guard forces. These policies encompass seven of the eleven operational maritime missions in the areas of law enforcement, search and rescue, maritime security, counterterrorism and defense operations, oil spill response, incident management, and contingency exercise programs.
Rear Admiral Vogt’s previous Flag Assignment was as the Director of Governmental and Public Affairs for the Coast Guard, where he was responsible for external engagement with Congress, the media, and other intergovernmental bodies.
Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Rear Admiral Vogt is a 1987 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government. After an assignment as a deck watch officer and engineer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter JARVIS (WHEC-725), he was selected for Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, FL, earning his wings in 1990.
Rear Admiral Vogt served at six Coast Guard Air Stations spanning Hawaii, California, Louisiana, Georgia, and Florida. He was designated an Aeronautical Engineer in 1994 and served as an aviation engineer in both New Orleans, Louisiana and Clearwater, Florida. He qualified in HH-65 and HH-60 helicopters and the HC-130 aircraft, received the Federal Executive Board Heroism Award for a rescue in Los Angeles and flew rescue missions during Hurricane Katrina. Additionally, he commanded Air Station Savannah, Georgia from 2006 to 2008 and Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii from 2009 to 2012. His staff assignments include Aviation Resource Division Chief in the Office of Aeronautical Engineering at Coast Guard Headquarters, Chief of Staff for the Seventeenth Coast Guard District in Juneau, Alaska and Assistant Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
He earned a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University and a Master of Science Degree in National Resources Strategy from the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resources Strategy in Washington, D.C.
Rear Admiral Vogt is married to the former Mary Beth Sedlacek of Florida and has four grown children, Joanna, Hannah, John, and Sam, and two grandchildren, Cal and Jane.