Command - Sector Command Master Chief
Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Michael Koch assumed the duties as Command Master Chief, of Sector Delaware Bay on August 9th 2018.
Master Chief Koch is a native of Peoria, Illinois and entered the Coast Guard in August 1993.
Since completion of Basic Training in October 1993, Master Chief Koch has served aboard prior Queen of the Fleet USCGC ACUSHNET (WMEC-167), Ketchikan, Alaska; USCGC NANTUCKET (WPB-1316), Key West, Florida; USCGC WIRE (WYTL-65612), Saugerties, New York, where he served as Officer In Charge. He has also been assigned ashore to USCG Station Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan; USCG Station Galveston, Galveston, Texas, where he served as Officer in Charge; USCG Station Shinnecock, Hampton Bays, New York and USCG Station Eatons Neck, Northport, New York where he served as Executive Petty Officer. He served as Officer In Charge aboard USCGC MORAY (WPB-87331), Jonesport, America, USCGC CORMORANT (WPB-87313)/ FINBACK (WPB 87314), Ft. Pierce, Florida. His most recent assignment was Command Master Chief for Patrol Forces South West Asia
His personal awards include a Meritorious Service Medal, five Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, Commandant’s Letter of Commendation all with operational distinguishing devices, eight Good Conduct Medals, and numerous other unit awards. He has earned permanent Coxswain, Cutterman, and Boat Forces (Gold and Pewter Tone) insignias.
Master Chief Koch graduated from the Chief Petty Officer’s Academy (Class 139) in February 2007.
Master Chief Koch received his 200 ton Master- Merchant Mariner Credential in 2013.
Master Chief Koch graduated from the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course in March 2015.
Master Chief Koch has been married for 13 years to the former Anita L. Healy of Long Island, New York and has one daughter, Veda, who is 23.