Command Master Chief Lori Fields assumed the duties as Command Master Chief for the Fourteenth Coast Guard District on May 2, 2018. Her primary responsibility is advisor to the Commander of Coast Guard District Fourteen in Honolulu, Hawaii, regarding issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard members and their families. The 14th District includes 12.2 million square mile area of operations extending from the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and activities in Saipan, Singapore, and Japan.
CMC Fields previously served as the Command Master Chief for SECTOR Northern New England in South Portland, Maine advising the SECTOR Commander on matters and policies relating to all Coast Guard members and their families in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Prior to serving in Maine she was assigned as the Yeoman “A” School Chief in Petaluma, CA where she was responsible for overseeing the training of non-rated personnel into Apprentice Yeoman and creation of the Yeoman school curriculum. As a Senior Chief Yeoman and then Master Chief Yeoman she served in Seattle at the Integrated Support Command, Personnel Support Services Unit, and then Base Seattle, WA; where she assisted with the disestablishment of the former and stand of the two latter. In December of 2006 she was assigned to SECTOR Anchorage, AK as the Chief Yeoman responsible for the daily administrative and personnel matters of SECTOR units. Prior to a one year tour at Communication Station Pacific in Point Reyes Station, CA she was assigned to Naval Engineering Support Unit Seattle from 2002 and then in 2006; as a YN1 managing the administration office and unit travel for twelve Port Engineers. From 1998 to 2002 she was assigned Group Astoria, OR as a Yeoman Second Class where she managed personnel files and pay for Stations Tillamook and Cape Disappointment and Cutter Steadfast; and as the administration office as a Yeoman First Class. Her first assignment as a Yeoman was at District Fourteen and then Integrated Support Command Honolulu, HI where she processed pay and personnel documents for Coast Guard Cutters Sassafras, Washington, and Assateague. CMC Fields’ non-rated assignment after graduating basic training in November of 1992 was to Group/Air Station Port Angeles, WA.
CMC Fields personal awards include four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, two Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbons, and eight Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals.
CMC Fields is from Tonasket, WA and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies. She is a graduate of Chief Petty Officer Academy Class 166, Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course, and Navy Senior Enlisted Leadership Course Class 186.
She is married to SK1 Chuck Fields, USCG (ret) and they have one son, Spencer who is 12.