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Rear Admiral Douglas M. Schofield

Assistant Commandant for Acquisition & Chief Acquisition Officer (CG-9)

U.S. Coast Guard

Rear Admiral Douglas M. Schofield currently serves as the U.S.  Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and Chief  Acquisition Officer (CAO). As CAO he directs efforts across all  Coast Guard acquisition programs, acquisition support,  personnel, finance, contracting, and research and development  activities to execute the service’s acquisition portfolio.

Prior to reporting as CAO in April 2021, he served as Program  Executive Officer and Director of Acquisition Programs, where  his duties included management oversight of all Coast Guard  acquisition programs for modernization and recapitalization of  surface, air, command and control, and logistics assets in  support of the Coast Guard’s multiple maritime missions.

Rear Admiral Schofield, a native of Lancaster, PA, graduated  from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1991, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree  with high honors in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He also holds Master of  Science degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and  Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a  DHS Program Manager Level III Certification in November 2009. 

Rear Admiral Schofield is a permanent Cutterman and has served four sea tours: Student  Engineer aboard USCGC RELIANCE (WMEC 615); Engineering Officer aboard USCGC  LEGARE (WMEC 912); Executive Officer aboard USCGC ESCANABA (WMEC 907); and  Commanding Officer aboard USCG THETIS (WMEC 910).

His tours ashore include: Port Engineer and Executive Officer at Naval Engineering Support  Unit Boston, MA; Offshore Patrol Cutter Program Manager’s Representative and Executive  Officer of Project Resident Office Gulf Coast – Pascagoula, MS; Offshore Patrol Cutter Program  Manager – Washington, DC; Assistant Program Executive Officer for Surface Acquisitions – Washington, DC, and Commander, Surfaces Forces Logistics Center – Baltimore, MD. 

Rear Admiral Schofield’s military awards include three Legions of Merit, three Meritorious  Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and several unit awards