Master Chief William D. Hollandsworth

United States Coast Guard

First Coast Guard District Command Master Chief


First District Command Master Chief Willaim Hollandsworth

Master Chief William D. Hollandsworth assumed the duties as the Command Master Chief for the 1st Coast Guard District in June of 2018.  His primary responsibility is to advise the Commander of the 1st Coast Guard District on the issues, policies, and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard members and their families throughout the District.  The 1st District encompasses the Northeast United States from the Canadian Border to Northern New Jersey.  Most recently Master Chief Hollandsworth served as the Command Master Chief for Training Center Cape May.


Master Chief first enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserves in 1988 and transferred onto active duty in 1991.  His previous assignments include: Command Master Chief Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain; Officer in Charge, USCGC MAKO, Cape May, NJ; Executive Petty Officer, USCGC MARIA BRAY, Jacksonville, FL; Officer In Charge, Station Rochester, NY; Executive Petty Officer, Station Chatham, MA; Operations Petty Officer, USCGC MONHEGAN, Key West, FL; Operations Petty Officer, Station Cape May, NJ; Instructor, UTB Systems Center, Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, VA; USCGC MORRO BAY, Yorktown, VA; Physical Fitness Instructor, Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, NJ; Station Menemsha, MA; USCGC POINT STUART, Point Loma, CA; Coast Guard Reserve Group Sand Diego, CA.


Master Chief Hollandsworth is a proud graduate of Class 130 of the Chief Petty Officers Academy where he received the Spirit of the Chief Award, the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course class XX, the National Defense University’s Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education course, and numerous other service related schools.


Master Chief Hollandsworth’s awards include the two Meritorious Service Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals with operational distinguishing device, five Coast Guard Achievement medals with operational distinguishing device, the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon with operational distinguishing device, and numerous other personal and service awards.  He has earned the permanent Cutterman, Coxswain, and Advanced Boat Forces Insignias, the Command Afloat and Ashore devices, and the Command Master Chief Silver Badge.