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Rear Admiral Matthew W. Sibley

Deputy Commander, Pacific Area

U.S. Coast Guard

Rear Admiral Matthew Sibley assumed the duties of Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area in June 2022. He is responsible for all Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains west to the waters off the eastern coast of Africa.

Rear Admiral Sibley previously served as Commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District from June 2020 to June 2022. As District Commander, he was responsible for directing Coast Guard operations throughout Oceania, including Hawai’i, Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and activities in Singapore and Japan. The Coast Guard conducts operations and activities across the Fourteenth District as part of the Department of Homeland Security team protecting the U.S. and as one of the five armed services and part of the joint force defending it. The Coast Guard works closely with allies to advance maritime governance as part of the rules-based international order essential to a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Prior to reporting to District 14, Rear Admiral Sibley served as the Assistant Commandant for Capability, and was responsible for identifying and providing capabilities, competencies, and capacity along with developing standards for the staffing, training, equipping, sustaining, maintaining, and employing Coast Guard forces to meet mission requirements.

Rear Admiral Sibley is designated a Permanent Cutterman with nearly ten years of service afloat, including command tours of USCGC FORWARD, USCGC POINT THATCHER, and USCGC POINT MONROE. He also served as Executive Officer on USCGC GALLATIN Operations Officer on USCGC MORGENTHAU, and as a Deck Watch Officer on USCGC SPENCER. While serving as Operations Officer aboard USCGC MORGENTHAU, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf with the U. S. 5th Fleet in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH.

Assignments ashore included duty as a Command Center Controller at the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans, Louisiana; Senior Duty Officer in the White House Situation Room; Assignment Officer at the Coast Guard Personnel Command in Arlington, Virginia; Coast Guard Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC; Military Assistant to the Secretary of Homeland Security; Commander, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, WI; Deputy Director, Reserve and Military Personnel (CG-13D), Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant for Human Resources (CG-1A), Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Personnel Service Center at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, and Director of Reserve and Military Personnel (CG-13).

Rear Admiral Sibley is a native of West Islip, NY and a 1989 graduate from the United States Coast Guard Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. In 2001, he was awarded a Master of Public Administration degree by George Mason University.

Rear Admiral Sibley’s personal awards include three Legions of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation.