Senior Coast Guard Leadership

Your @USCG Ombudsman Amy and I just wrapped a great Miami visit with a focus on #USCG family #readiness. Hurricane…
Amy and I just wrapped up a great Miami-area visit with a focus on #USCG family #readiness. With hurricane season in full swing, we're grateful for the in-depth briefing from the Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management to our families as well. As the U.S. Coast Guard Ombudsman At Large (OAL), Amy would like to remind families to reach out to their ombudsman with their contact information before emergencies arise. #SemperParatus
In the beautiful City of Miami today discussing initiatives to support our members and was thrilled to pin the…
I had the pleasure of meeting with the U.S. Coast Guard crews of the Miami-based cutters Robert Yered, Margaret Norvell and Richard Etheridge today. I reinforced our commitment to Coast Guard families with a great example being the recent update to our parental leave policy, aimed at giving families time to bond with their new child and adjust to new routines, enabling members to return to work ready to keep the nation safe. For more info check out Https:// #SemperParatus #Readiness #USCG
Great meetings with both @rep_Hunter and @RepGaramendi over the last few days. Thanks for your continued support of…
Spent the morning with Rear Adm. Doug Fears, Deputy Assistant to Donald J. Trump and Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor. The U.S. Coast Guard plays an important role in our nation's security, really proud to have Rear Adm. Fears serving in such a vital position. #coastguard #whitehouse #homeland #security #mcpocg #uscg
Spent the morning with Rear Adm. Doug Fears, Deputy Assistant to @realDonaldTrump and Homeland Security Advisor. T…
#ICYMI our new Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard did his first TV interview Friday. Give it watch and let us know how we’re doing.
RT @USCG: .@DHSgov @SecNielsen kicks off the retirement ceremony for 25th #USCG Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft
RT @USCG: You have been a gracious, humble leader and we learn something from you every day - 26th #USCG @comdtuscg Adm. Schultz to Adm. Zu…
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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Master Chief Jason M. Vanderhaden

MCPOCG Vanderhaden assumed the duties as the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard on May 17, 2018. Master Chief Vanderhaden is the senior enlisted member of the Coast Guard and the principal advisor to the Commandant on all enlisted personnel matters.

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The office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG) was established by legislative action on Aug. 27, 1969, to provide the Commandant with a personal advisor and assistant in matters affecting the enlisted members of the Coast Guard, both active and reserve, and their families. The MCPOCG is the most senior enlisted member of the Coast Guard. The normal tour of assignment is four years, which runs concurrently with the Commandant of the Coast Guard.


The MCPOCG must be a living example of the Coast Guard's core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. Individuals who are selected to serve in this prestigious position must possess the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity.

  • assisting in the development of policy for managing the enlisted workforce of the Coast Guard;
  • traveling to various units throughout the Coast Guard, addressing personnel on quality of life and personnel issues;
  • formal testimonials before Congress;
  • representing enlisted quality of life issues by speaking to various civilian and military committees and forums;
  • representing the Coast Guard by accepting opportunities to speak at military, civic, and social functions;
  • maintaining a strong relationship with service organizations and companies that support enlisted personnel issues;
  • working closely with the Department of Defense senior enlisted counterparts; and
  • by serving as the Force Manager for the Command Master Chief Program and Program Manager for the Chief Petty Officer Academy.

As the senior-most Chief Petty Officer in the Coast Guard, the MCPOCG is also responsible for all aspects of the implementation and management of the Chiefs Call to Indoctrination Program.