The Atlantic Area Command Center coordinates Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Rescue Missions that occur on the High Seas across and outside District Boundaries ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf and spans 14 million square miles.

Our Command Staff

Commander
Atlantic Area
      
Vice Admiral Karl L. Schultz
Capt St. Pierre PhotoChief Of Staff
Atlantic Area
CAPT St. Pierre
   
Rear Admiral Scott A. BuschmanDeputy Commander
Atlantic Area

Rear Admiral Scott A. Buschman

Reserve Chief of Staff Atlantic Area 
CAPT Julia Hein

   
Chaplain
Atlantic Area
Captain Bruce Boyle, CHC, USN

External Affairs
Atlantic Area
Commander Rebecca Drew

   
Command Master Chief Atlantic Area
CMC Charles R. "Rob" Bushey
USCG Historian Atlantic AreaHistorian
Atlantic Area
William H. Thiesen, PHD 
           
   
Reserve Command Master Chief
Atlantic Area
CMC George Williamson
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#ICYMI, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven W. Cantrell recognized the 2018 Enlisted and U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Persons of the Year at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May (Official) today. Congratulations Petty Officers 1st Class David Holland (active duty) and Jeffery Melitski (Reserve)! Check out the live video posted earlier today to learn more about these outstanding individuals.
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This year's #USCG Enlisted Person of the Year is being honored at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May (Official)!
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What happens you get 40 #USCG aviators together? A renewed vigor, knowledge, understanding and hopefulness for the future of the Coast Guard. Find out more about the 2018 Women in Aviation International Conference in the blog below! Attendees had the opportunity to network with others in the aviation community and attend a variety of educational sessions.
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#USCG Cutter Richard Snyder is gearing up for its commissioning later this week and the crew is sharing information about who the cutter was named after and what their mission is on Instagram. Check them out here ⇣ #TravelTuesday #knowyourmil
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Congratulations #USCG Lt. j.g. Alexia Parks and her running partner, U.S. Army veteran Dennis Magnasco, who completed the final leg of the rainy 2018 Boston Marathon Military Relay today - the coldest Boston Marathon in the last 30 years! The two were part of a team of 16 active and retired military personnel - representing five branches of the military and the eight cities and towns of the Marathon course - who passed a baton along the race route in recognition of the Boston Athletic Association's Year of Service. The military relay commemorated the relay that kept the Boston Marathon going a century ago as a result of America's involvement in WWI, when the 1918 Boston Marathon was held as a military relay race, unlike its traditional footrace format.
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In this episode of the Paratus Report, we recognize #USCG Cutter Polar Star's completion of the 2018 Operation Deep Freeze mission in Antarctica and the decommissioning of Coast Guard Cutter Sherman. In its 50 years of service, Sherman was involved in the Vietnam War, major drug interdictions, maritime law enforcement and more. #knowyourmil goo.gl/NaJyPA
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By the end of World War II, nearly 12,000 U.S. Coast Guard Reserve SPARs had served in the #USCG. They pioneered the role of their gender in the service, the federal government and the nation as a whole. They have since helped shape the Coast Guard into a better institution for all men and women and continue to do so today. #SundayReading
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For the past four years, U.S. Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadet A.J. Read has defended the Bears on the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Athletics' soccer team as a center back, but this summer he takes defense to a new level as he joins #USCG Cyber Command in Washington, D.C. Click on the blog below to find out more about this Academy Cyber Team member and his road to defending the nation with the Coast Guard's Cyber Command! #shoutoutSaturday
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The crew of #USCG Cutter Reliance located an overloaded 70-foot sail freighter last week with 127 Haitian migrants. The migrants were repatriated to the Haitian Coast Guard. "The Coast Guard and our partner agencies continually monitor the maritime border of the U.S. to deter, detect and rescue migrants who embark on illegal and life threatening voyages," said Lt. Cmdr. Jeremy Montes, 7th District duty enforcement officer. Approximately 1,334 Haitian migrants have attempted to illegally migrate to the U.S. via the maritime environment since Oct. 1. More info available here: goo.gl/Dr5q3z
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Interested in learning more about the #USCG's National Security Cutter? Check out U.S. Coast Guard Southeast's video on the 418-foot cutter here! #knowyourmil
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Another U.S. Navy chaplain faithful to the #USCG has relieved Chaplain Gregory Todd. The Coast Guard’s newest chaplain, Capt. Thomas Walcott, will help shepherd the spiritual and moral well-being of our incredible 21st century workforce. Todd is assuming the role of the 20th Chaplain of the US Marines and Deputy Chief of Navy Chaplains.
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Over the years, the #USCG has rescued not only people, but their pets as well. Are your pets "Semper Paw-ratus?" Help us celebrate #NationalPetDay by sharing your pet photos with us. 🐾
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The #USCG's missions in the Arctic are continually evolving with the changing landscape. Six teams of U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets have been working on their capstone projects exploring and designing icebreakers capable of operating in both the Arctic and Great Lakes, as well as applying conceptual understanding of the Arctic domain to build foundational relationships between Arctic nations. Click on the blog to find out what they've come up with!
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They push you outside your comfort zone. They’re a source of inspiration. Some we grew up with, others became brothers and sisters along the way. Whether serving together, apart or being apart due to serving, happy #NationalSiblingsDay! Do you have pictures of you and your siblings serving alongside each other? Drop your photo in the comments below!
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TAG TEAM U.S. Coast Guard Station Islamorada crew members and good Samaritans aboard the vessel Quality Time teamed up to rescue six people in the water near Islamorada, Fla., Saturday. The #USCG appreciates the efforts of all those who help us save lives.
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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is a volunteer force of about 26,000 members across the nation who support and augment the #USCG missions. The auxiliarists at Station Chatham, Mass., worked to qualify as watchstanders answering phone and radio calls, and operating as key team members of Coast Guard search and rescue operations. Interested in volunteering? Find your local flotilla here → cgaux.org
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Today we celebrate the birthday of the #USCG's first commandant Ellsworth Bertholf. The record of his life and legacy remain with us through his heroic feats in Alaska, his role in establishing the Coast Guard as a military service, and the distinguished National Security Cutter that now bears his name.
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Here comes the boom! History was brought to life Thursday in U.S. Coast Guard Sector Charleston as #USCG Cutter Harriet Lane’s crew fired a blank round near Fort Sumter in honor of the 157th anniversary of when its predecessor of the same name fired the first naval shots of the Civil War. In 1861, the Revenue Cutter Harriet Lane fired across the bow of the steamship Nashville when it attempted to enter Charleston Harbor without displaying the national flag. For more on this historic event, check out the blog story here: <a href="https://goo.gl/dghk6H." target="_blank">https://goo.gl/dghk6H.</a>
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"Plan One, Acknowledge." #OTD in 1917, the U.S. declared war on Germany. Nearly 9,000 #USCG men and women would participate in World War I. In all, Coast Guard heroes received two Distinguished Service Medals, eight Gold Life-Saving Medals, almost a dozen foreign honors and nearly 50 Navy Cross Medals. Read more about the Coast Guard&#39;s heroic actions during the war here: <a href="https://goo.gl/SzafGS" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/SzafGS</a>
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The calendar says it’s spring but Mother Nature seems to have other ideas. Two fishermen found out the hard way how icy Lake Michigan still is when they became stuck. It took #USCG, local law enforcement and good Samaritan teamwork to assist the fishermen. U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock, and U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie Command Center assisted in this rescue.
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