Senior Coast Guard Leadership

Leaders are individuals who guide or direct in a course by showing the way. The Coast Guard senior leadership possess the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity. This is exemplified in their adherence to the Coast Guard's core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. They strive to ensure that the Coast Guard can complete its missions and remain Semper Paratus, Always Ready.


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Linda L. Fagan

Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Admiral Linda L. Fagan assumed the duties as the 27th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard on June 1st, 2022. As Commandant, she oversees all global Coast Guard operations and 42,000 active-duty, 7,000 reserve, and 8,700 civilian personnel, as...

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Heath B. Jones

14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Master Chief Heath B. Jones assumed the duties of the 14th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard on May 19, 2022. Master Chief Jones is the senior enlisted member of the Coast Guard and the principal advisor to the Commandant on all personnel...

Steven D. Poulin

Vice Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Admiral Steven D. Poulin assumed the duties as the 33rd Vice Commandant on May 31st, 2022. As the Vice Service Chief and Chief Operating Officer, Admiral Poulin executes the Commandant’s Strategic Intent, manages internal organizational governance...