Command Master Chief Pereira assumed duties as the Command Master Chief for the Ninth Coast Guard District on June 05, 2018. His primary responsibility is to advise the Ninth Coast Guard District Commander on issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard members and their families. The Ninth Coast Guard District encompasses eight states, 1,500 miles of international border, and a workforce of more than 6,000 Coast Guard active duty, Reserve, civilian and auxiliary men and women. Prior to this assignment, CMC Pereira served as the Command Master Chief at the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center and Senior Enlisted Leadership Course School Chief.
CMC Pereira’s previous assignments include several Marine Corps, Army, and Coast Guard installations; to include Paris Island, SC, Camp Foster Okinawa, Japan, and Camp Pendleton, CA. Army Installations to include Ft. Benning GA, Ft. Lee VA, and Ft. Bliss, TX. He has also served three tours in Kodiak, AK, two tours in Mobile, AL, an instructor at the Chief Petty Officer Academy in Petaluma, CA.
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 Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Professional Executive Coach. He is also 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, Class 19-2 of the National Defense University’s Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Course, the U.S. Marine Corps Corporals Course, the U.S. Army Airborne School, and the HH-60J & T Model Avionics “C” Schools.
CMC Pereira’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal; the Coast Guard Commendation medal; four Coast Guard Achievement Medals; the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal; the Army Professional Education Ribbon with five device; and other personal and service awards. He has earned a permanent Coast Guard Basic Aircrew insignia, the Navy Marine Corps Parachute insignia, and a Command Master Chief (Gold Badge) insignia.