FSCM Michael Rowan
Reserve Command Master Chief
Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Rowan comes to Sector Delaware Bay from Sector Long Island Sound, New Haven, Connecticut where he served as the senior enlisted member of the Logistics Department since October 2008.
A native of Central Islip, NY, MCPO Rowan entered the Coast Guard on active duty in May 1988. After boot camp he was assigned to the Coast Guard Academy. After release from active duty he continued his career as a reservist and was assigned to Station Fire Island, New York, where he served from 1990-2008. In addition to his primary duties at Fire Island he assumed the role of Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor. In 2008 MCPO Rowan transferred to Sector Long Island Sound-Logistics. He was mobilized and called to active duty on September 11, 2001 and again for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 serving at Grand Isle, LA.
In civilian life MCPO Rowan is the Director of Operations Training for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), the largest commuter railroad in North America. He is responsible for the oversight, training and regulatory compliance of over 3,000 employees in the Transportation, Mechanical and Engineering Departments of the LIRR. He also maintains his certification as a locomotive engineer for the LIRR.
MCPO Rowan has been married to his wife, Sarah, for 25 years. They have 2 children; Aislinn and Patrick who are both attending college. His hobbies include exercise, reading and travel. He is also a certified United States Soccer Federation referee.
MCPO Rowan’s military awards include: Coast Guard Commendation Medal, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, 2 Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendations and 7 Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medals.