Chief of Staff
United States Coast Guard Atlantic Area
Captain Ted St. Pierre serves as the Chief of Staff for the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area command, with an area of responsibility ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf. He supervises a staff of approximately 300 military and civilian employees with oversight for all Coast Guard missions within Atlantic Area and more than 26,000 Coast Guard personnel assigned to five Coast Guard Districts and operational commands in the land, sea, air and cyber domains.
Captain St. Pierre is a permanent Cutterman with over 12 years of sea service including afloat tours as First Lieutenant aboard USCGC DECISIVE in St. Petersburg, FL, Operations Officer aboard USCGC ACTIVE in Port Angeles, WA, Executive Officer aboard USCGC VIGILANT in Port Canaveral, FL and Commanding Officer of USCGC ANACAPA in Petersburg, AK, USCGC VENTUROUS in St. Petersburg, FL and USCGC MORGENTHAU in Honolulu, HI.
His accomplished shore side assignments include: Resource and Funds Manager in the office of Financial Management at USCG Headquarters; Coast Guard Senate Liaison, Chief of Counternarcotics and Law Enforcement Assistance at U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany and Director of the Coast Guard National Command Center in Washington, DC.
Captain St. Pierre was born and raised in Danvers, Massachusetts and graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1991 with a B.S. in Management and Business. Additionally, he earned an MBA from Virginia Tech, an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies-JPME 1 from the U.S. Naval War College and an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies – JPME 2 from the National War College.