Master Chief Janine M. Tschantz-Hahn assumed the duties as the Reserve Command Master Chief for the 7th Coast Guard District in September 2013. Her primary responsibility is to advise the Commander of the 7th Coast Guard District on issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard Reserve members and their families throughout the District, encompassing Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico.
Master Chief Tschantz-Hahn’s previous assignments include Reserve Command Master Chief of Sector Miami, FL; Senior Reservist of Station Fort Pierce, FL; Officer of the Day, Coxswain and Boarding Officer at Station Key West, FL; Operations Petty Officer, Officer of the Day, Coxswain, Boarding Officer at Station Golden Gate, CA; Coxswain and Boarding Officer at Station San Francisco, CA; Coast Guard Group San Francisco, CA.
Master Chief Tschantz-Hahn’s personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals with operational distinguishing device, Commandant’s Letter of Commendation with operational distinguishing device, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization Device, and numerous other individual and unit awards. She has also earned a permanent Coxswain insignia and Boat Forces Operations insignia.
A native of San Jose, California, Master Chief Tschantz-Hahn enlisted in September 1992 and completed over nine years on active duty. As a Reservist she has been recalled to active duty three times under Title 10 and Title 14 totaling 18 months. She holds an Associate in Arts Degree and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Mathematics at Indian River State College. She is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted CMC Course, Chief Petty Officer Academy Reserve Class 19, CG Maritime Law Enforcement Instructor Course, and the 47’ MLB Heavy Weather Coxswain Course.