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Command Master Chief Justin P. Knudsen

Reserve Command Master Chief First District

U.S. Coast Guard

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Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Justin Knudsen assumed the duties of Reserve Command Master Chief for Coast Guard Sector New York in October of 2017. As the senior enlisted reservist at Sector New York, Master Chief Knudsen is the direct representative of the Sector Commander on all matters pertaining to efficient and effective management of the reserve program and over 250 reservists within Sector New York’s area of responsibility.   

Master Chief Knudsen is a native of Staten Island, NY where he currently resides with this wife Elisabeth, and two children, Grace and JJ.  His previous assignments include; Reserve Training Petty Officer at Station New York, Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor at Station Sandy Hook, Sector New York Enforcement Division, USCGC Hawser, and USCGC Adak.

He is a 2010 graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Academy and a 2012 graduate of the Coast Guard’s Senior Enlisted Leadership Course.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wagner College and a USCG 100 Ton Masters License.  In Master Chief Knudsen’s civilian career, he is a Captain with the New York City Police Department.

Master Chief Knudsen’s personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, DOT 911 Medal, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, two Commandant’s Letters of Commendation ribbons, and various other service and unit awards. He has earned the permanent Coxswain and Advanced Boat Forces Insignia.