Command Master Chief Bushey assumed the duties of the Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard on May 17th, 2018, and serves as the principle advisor to the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard and the Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) for the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard on all matters affecting the morale, work-life, and general wellbeing of Coast Guard enlisted personnel and their families. Furthermore, he serves consecutively as the program manager for the Coast Guard’s CSEL Program and as the Force Master Chief for all Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) requirements.
His previous CSEL assignments include service as the Command Master Chief of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area from 2014-2018 where he served as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for all U.S. Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf, and as the Command Master Chief for the Eleventh Coast Guard District from 2011-2014 in Alameda, California.
CMC Bushey enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in March of 1991. Upon completion of basic training he was assigned to Coast Guard Station Quillayute River in La Push, Washington. After advancing to Boatswains Mate Third Class, he was assigned to Coast Guard Station Grand Isle, Louisiana, where he served as Boat Coxswain and Boarding Officer. In 1996, he was assigned to Tactical Law Enforcement Team Gulf – Law Enforcement Detachment Eight Bravo (Mobile, Alabama), where he served as Deployable Team Leader and Boarding Officer for Counter Narcotics Deployments in the Eastern Pacific, Caribbean Sea, and North Atlantic Ocean aboard U. S. and Allied Naval Ships. His subsequent tours of duty include: Executive Petty Officer USCGC POINT LOBOS (WPB 82366); Executive Petty Officer USCGC BONITO (WPB 87341); Officer in Charge, CG Station Maui, Hawaii; Officer in Charge of CG Station Venice, Louisiana; and Officer in Charge of USCGC SAWFISH (WPB 87357), Key West, Florida.
CMC Bushey's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, two Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals with operational distinguishing device, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals with operational distinguishing device, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal with operational distinguishing device, the Permanent Cutterman's Insignia, Tactical Law Enforcement Insignia, Coxswain Insignia, Boat Force (Advanced) Insignia, and various other awards and decorations.
CMC Bushey is a 2008 graduate of Saint Leo University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree (Cum Laude) in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the Coast Guards Maritime Law Enforcement Academy, Class 118 of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (SELC), and the National Defense University Keystone Joint Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course.
CMC Bushey is married to the former Amy Carter of Pensacola, Florida. They are blessed with one adult son, Anthony.