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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Happening in 1 hour: The #USCG's 30th Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel will hand the watch over to Adm. Charles Ray. You can watch the Change of Watch ceremony live today at 11 EST.
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Earlier today, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduated 209 ensigns at the Academy’s 137th commencement exercises. Vice President Mike Pence delivered the keynote address. Interested in seeing the ceremony? Check out the LiveStream here: goo.gl/f26r36
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Retirement may feel like a long way away if you’re just starting your military career. But you have an important choice to make if you’re contemplating #BlendedRetirement. Regardless of your branch of service, if you commission in 2018, you have the rest of the year to make your choice to opt-in. Welcome to the Fleet, Ensign!
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In his final interview before retirement, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel reflects on what he would tell someone considering joining the #USCG today: "I would tell them to do it. The Coast Guard is a great service and something you can be proud of for the rest of your life. It is an adventure and you will serve our Nation with some of the best people in America. It is founded on the principles of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty. And I would say if those core values are important to you - then join. Right away."
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Happening in 1 hour: Watch as the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2018 is commissioned as the #USCG's newest ensigns during the 137th Commencement ceremony featuring Vice President Mike Pence. Live coverage begins at 11 a.m. EST
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When things are going right there is nobody more popular on the college campus than the student-athlete, the gifted cadet who can sink a basket or get that vital first down. Even better is the athlete who can step into the classroom and hold their own against cadets who do not have extracurricular commitments. U.S. Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadet Daria McKenna attacks on the field and in the classroom. This week, Compass is featuring several outstanding cadets who will be graduating tomorrow from the Academy to become our future leaders.
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On Thursday, May 24th, the 30th Vice Commandant of the #USCG, Adm. Charles Michel, will retire after 33 years of Service to Nation. Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel on his thoughts on leadership: "My goal is to be collaborative, to bring stakeholders to the table, to participate on the process and to be inclusive. I like to create predicable governance structure, which match expectations and gets people invested in the process. I strive to provide them with as much responsibility and freedom that they can handle."
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In August of 2015, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel assumed the duties of the 30th Vice Commandant of the #USCG. Then in May 2016, he became the first Coast Guard four-star Vice Commandant and first four-star Judge Advocate. Michel reflects on this groundbreaking assignment as he concludes 33 years of Service to Nation. "The promotion of the position of Vice Commandant to Admiral, to get the 4th star, is good for the service and it is a tremendous step towards the modernization and professionalism of the Coast Guard. It was the right thing to do as it adds tremendous gravity to the position as an advocate, both nationally and internationally, for the service."
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#ICYMI - Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason Vanderhaden is now on Facebook, Twitter (twitter.com/mcpocg) and Instagram (instagram.com/officialmcpocg). We're not telling you what to do but...follow him to learn more as he leads our enlisted workforce over the next four years!
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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member Linda Jones has used her experience with a debilitating illness, a career as a school teacher and those she works within the Auxiliary and at U.S. Coast Guard Station Yankeetown to become an inspired leader. For this, she has earned the recognition of the Commodore Charles S. Greanoff Inspirational Leadership award.
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President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On Aug. 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and United States Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). #knowyourmil #armedforcesday
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NBC Washington featured #USCG Chief Petty Officer Brynn Simonetti in this clip on congressional leaders honoring women who serve in the armed forces during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
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It's Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day! Are you wearing yours today? Send us your pictures in the comments below 📸 #RSWI2018
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Ready - Set - #WearIt! Tomorrow is Wear your lifejacket to work day! More than 45,500 people around the world have participated in this fun and educational #safeboating event since 2010. Be one of the cool kids and wear your #lifejacket2work May 18! goo.gl/urZd4N #RSWI2018
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Master Chief Petty Officer Jason Vanderhaden relieved Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven W. Cantrell as the 13th MCPOCG in the time-honored change of watch ceremony.
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Happening in 1 hour: Our 12th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven W. Cantrell, will hand the watch over to Master Chief Petty Officer Jason Vanderhaden. You can watch it live today at 11 EST.
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The #USCG Office of Law Enforcement Policy hosted the semi-annual Multilateral Maritime Counter Drug Summit focused on the Central/ South American maritime region in D.C., May 15-16. The Summit joins over 170 maritime counter drug professionals from the operational and legal communities representing over 55 international agencies and 22 partner nations to discuss how to deter, detect, and disrupt transnational organized criminal networks, prosecute those who operate them, and improve citizen security and national stability of key regional partners. This summit also supports key elements of the Department of State's Central America Regional Security Initiative and is a strategic pillar in the USCG’s Western Hemisphere Strategy. Countries represented were: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, U.S., Uruguay.
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The United States Coast Guard Band has posted their Mid-Atlantic band tour. If you've never heard them play, now's your chance! 🎶
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Tonight on NCIS New Orleans, Agent Dwayne Pride's fate will be revealed. Don't miss the special two-hour season finale starting at 9/8c!
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