Senior Coast Guard Leadership

RT @ComdtUSCG: Today you will not be receiving your regularly scheduled paycheck. To the best of my knowledge, this marks the first time in…
RT @ComdtUSCG: I recognize that there is anxiety & uncertainty about the status of your pay this evening. Your senior leadership team conti…
RT @ComdtUSCG: Right now, @uscg members are deployed around the world & around the clock conducting critically important work for the Natio…
RT @ComdtUSCG: Checked in on @uscg STA Washington today to see how they & their families were navigating the uncertainty, to THANK them for…
RT @ComdtUSCG: @MCPOCG & I stopped by @USCG Sector Maryland-National Capital Region today to check on the men & women standing the watch du…
RT @VComdtUSCG: Did you know @USCG aircrews protect our Nation’s capital? It’s true. Coast Guard aircrew from AIRSTA Atlantic City intercep…
RT @ComdtUSCG: America’s @USCG continues to ensure the maritime safety & security of our Nation; THANK YOU! Yet in this time of uncertainty…
RT @ComdtUSCG: I salute you and your families’ Devotion to Duty & resiliency as you continue to perform critically important work for the N…
RT @karenkho: Important reminders: -not everyone drinks alcohol -they don't need to tell you why -tip Chinese restaurants and delivery sta…
It’s great knowing what’s on the minds of our @USCG workforce! @ComdtUSCG and I had a chance to sit down and answer…
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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.