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

Vice Admiral Scott A. BuschmanCommander
Atlantic Area
      
Vice Admiral Scott A. Buschman
Capt St. Pierre PhotoChief Of Staff
Atlantic Area
Captain Ted M. St. Pierre
   

Deputy Commander
Atlantic Area
Rear Admiral Todd A. Sokalzuk

Reserve Chief of Staff Atlantic Area 
Captain Julia Hein

   
Chaplain
Atlantic Area
Captain Bruce Boyle, CHC, USN

External Affairs
Atlantic Area
Commander Ann Bassolino

   

Command Master Chief
Atlantic Area
Master Chief James "Jim" Bach

 

USCG Historian Atlantic AreaHistorian
Atlantic Area
William H. Thiesen, PHD 
           
   
Reserve Command Master Chief
Atlantic Area
Master Chief Joe Pasqua
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Earth Day is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. The U.S. Coast Guard does its part by ensuring America enjoys a rich, diverse and sustainable ocean environment. We do this by ensuring the country’s protected marine species are provided the protection necessary to help their populations recover to healthy, sustainable levels. #EarthDay 🌎 How are you taking action?
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The Coast Guard released its newest strategy to address its expanding role in the Polar Regions. "The Arctic Strategic Outlook reaffirms the Coast Guard's commitment to American leadership in the region through partnership, unity of effort, and continuous innovation." - Admiral Karl Schultz You can read more at https://www.uscg.mil/arctic/
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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member J. Edwin Nieves compiled oral histories from Coast Guard members who responded in the wake of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Every one of these recorded oral histories proved compelling and revealed the commitment to service, devotion to duty and willingness to make sacrifices that characterizes the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard community. #SundayReading BLOG: http://ow.ly/UBjZ50qT9ht
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Welcome home Port Security Unit 311! These brave Coasties - and proud members of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve - returned from a 9-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, last week ago 🇺🇸 Enjoy your time with your families, shipmates! You deserve it
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Ken White, a Canadian citizen, has dedicated more than 40 years to helping mariners in distress. He monitors a wide range of emergency frequencies and quickly passes any information on through to the Rescue Coordination Center in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Alameda, California. For his endless dedication to helping the maritime community, the Coast Guard awarded White the Coast Guard Public Service Commendation. #SaturdayShoutout
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From day one, the importance of the Coast Guard's Core Values are instilled in our hearts and minds on the journey to becoming a Coast Guardsman. HONOR - We demonstrate uncompromising ethical conduct and moral behavior in all of our personal and organizational actions. RESPECT - We treat each other and those we serve with fairness, dignity, respect and compassion. DEVOTION TO DUTY - We seek responsibility, accept accountability and are committed to the successful achievement of our organizational goals. The Coast Guard's strength is defined by our Core Values and we look forward to another 25 years of serving by these values.
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Even when things get rough, we forge through the challenge to get the mission done.
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The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $12.5 million wholesale and 3,660 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $50 million wholesale today. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America from five separate interdictions by Cutters Bear, Valiant (WMEC-621) and USS Tornado (PC-14). News release: http://ow.ly/CPPB50qNGO3
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). CG BASE Portsmouth hosted personnel from all operational and mission support units from the Hampton Roads area to demonstrate their support and to bring awareness to the 2019 SAAPM theme; “Protecting Our People, Protects Our Mission”. The Hampton Roads area invites all other units to stand alongside and post pictures of their support. #USCGMissionSupport #SAAPM
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We treat each other with fairness, dignity, and compassion. We encourage creativity through empowerment. We work as a team.
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This week marks 25 years since the institution of the Coast Guard's Core Values of Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty. Every day we honor our past and those who came before - we do that with integrity. To our public, to our shipmates and to ourselves.
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Together, we can work to further reduce, with the goal to eliminate, sexual assault from the armed forces. Our military is the most trusted institution in America and our service members have signed a blank check to the American people, payable with their lives. This crime must not threaten those who have volunteered to serve. Learn more about the Coast Guard's Sexual Assault Prevention Response & Recovery (SAPRR) Program: http://ow.ly/FwTK50qsy3H
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Before. After. There's no difference. We've always served with Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty. This week we celebrate 25 years since the institution of our Core Values. What do they mean to you? Tell us in the comments.
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#OTD in 1912, RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg off Newfoundland and sank. 1,517 lives were lost that night. Subsequently, the International Ice Patrol was created to monitor iceberg danger and provide warning to the maritime community. The Coast Guard continues to oversee the IIP today.
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Daniel “Danny” Hahn came from a family long associated with the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He served 50 years continuously at the Yard and set the record as the longest-serving wage grade civilian in Coast Guard history. #SundayReading
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The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Spencer interdicted 33 migrants overloaded on this 25-foot vessel near Haiti this week. The crew also recovered six packages of marijuana floating nearby as well as three additional packages of marijuana and a package that tested positive for amphetamines on the vessel. "Neither illegal migration nor drug smuggling will be tolerated, and the Coast Guard will continue to enforce federal laws while maintaining a strong presence out on the water." - Lt. Cmdr. James Hodges News release: http://ow.ly/vhzS50q09Jo
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In 2012, Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III made the ultimate sacrifice to save the life of his coxswain during a law enforcement mission that ended in a collision off the coast of Southern California. The Coast Guard recently paid tribute to Horne by commissioning the Coast Guard’s newest Fast Response Cutter in his name. This new cutter honors his bravery, dedication and spirit of public service.
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The Coast Guard has been involved in every U.S. military war since its inception as the legacy Revenue Cutter Service in 1790. On this date in 1861, it was Revenue Cutter Harriet Lane who fired the first naval shot of the Civil War while guarding the Charleston Harbor.
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We could make so many cheesy puns with this but we'll leave it at: Happy Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Noah Holberton didn't disappoint when he went all out with mixtures of brie, applewood smoked gouda, and gala apples! What's your favorite grilled cheese recipe? 🧀 #USCGMissionSupport #SoCheesy
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