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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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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Working buoys isn't easy or glamorous. It's a dirty job that ensures safety and security on our nation's waterways. Here's to the hard-working men and women aboard Coast Guard Cutter Cypress. Thanks to U.S. Coast Guard Heartland for sharing!
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#TravelTuesday - This week, follow along with Station Cape Charles and their station dog, Whiskey, as this U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic station takes over our Instagram!
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"They did everything correctly," said Lt. Tyler Dewechter, one of the Jayhawk pilots. "The men were familiar with their safety equipment including strobe lights, EPIRB, flares and the life raft. They knew where the equipment was located, which allowed for our quick response." Early this morning, a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami were launched to respond to Mayday calls around 2 a.m. Check out the raw footage of the rescue now! What do you think of U.S. Coast Guard Southeast's quick response? Learn more: http://ow.ly/v1Z550pxHa5
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Did you know that the U.S. Coast Guard was responsible for sinking the second German submarine in WWII? Or that we also rescued 33 Germans from that sinking vessel–the first enemy combatants captured by U.S. forces in the war AND the first POWs on American Soil since the War of 1812? This is a story you're going to want to read! Check it out now and let us know what you think! #SundayReading
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Chief Petty Officer Casey is devoted to changing lives. Currently serving his second tour as a Company Commander at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May (Official), his desire to change lives doesn't end there. From rebuilding schools in Haiti to starting a not-for-profit gym in his own community - Chief Casey truly embodies the Coast Guard core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty, and beyond that, he is committed to instilling them in the next generation of Coast Guard members. http://ow.ly/d6Bh50p71Ik
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In case you missed it: Admiral Karl Schultz delivered the State of the Coast Guard Address from U. S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach to be #WithOurPeople. This one-of-a-kind event featured Coast Guard operations, platforms, and capabilities, but our people were the highlight of the day! You can still watch it here on our page or at www.uscg.mil/AlwaysReady! #CoastGuard2019
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Celebrating 40 years of partnership with FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency! Thanks to your Urban Search and Rescue teams working with us to pre-position resources, we have been able to quickly mobilize and support search and rescue efforts for survivors. #FEMA40
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In case you missed it, Admiral Karl Schultz gave the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address in Los Angeles last month. Adm. Schultz summarizes what he shared during the address in this blog. "Throughout my remarks, I tried to highlight our greatest strength, and the cornerstone of our Readiness, the dedicated men and women of the Coast Guard. As I look to the future, I am tremendously optimistic that our Service will remain strong, adaptive, and resilient to the challenges ahead."
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