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