Master Chief Andreas O. Apenburg
United States Coast Guard Reserve
1st District Reserve Command Master Chief
Master Chief Apenburg assumed duties as the Reserve Command Master Chief for the First Coast Guard District on July 1, 2012. His primary responsibility is to advise the Disrict Commander on issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard Reserve members and their families within the District. The First District includes eight states in the Northeast and 2000 miles of coastline from the US-Canadian border to northern New Jersey. Most recently Master Chief Apenburg served as the Reserve Command Master Chief for Sector Long Island Sound in New Haven, Connecticut.
Master Chief Apenburg enlisted in the Coast Guard in September, 1979 and served eight years on active duty. He attended Electricians Mate "A" School in Governors Island, NY and served aboard the USCGC EVERGREEN, Aids to Navigation Team New Haven, CT, and the 270’ Medium Endurance Cutter Maintenance Augmentation Team, Boston, MA. In 1990 Master Chief Apenburg enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserve and was assigned to several First District units, including two cutters. He served as the Command Master Chief of Port Security Unit 301 from 2008 through 2011, which included a deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has been mobilized for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response in Venice, LA and for Hurricane Sandy in New York.
Master Chief Apenburg is a proud graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Academy Reserve Class 13 and the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course. He is also a KEYSTONE Fellow.
Master Chief Apenburg’s personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon. He has earned the Coast Guard Cuttermans Insignia, the Boat Force Operations Insignia, the Port Security Unit Insignia and the Navy Expeditionary Warfare Insignia.
Master Chief Apenburg holds a Master Electricians license in Massachusetts and a Journeyman Electricians license in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.