MCPO Louis Coleman

Master Chief Petty Officer Lou Coleman assumed his duties as the Command Master Chief for Sector North Carolina on July 18, 2016.  Master Chief Coleman serves as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader and provides advice to the Sector Commander relating to any issues, policies, and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard members and their families throughout Sector North Carolina.  Most recently Master Chief Coleman served in Saudi Arabia working fo the Training Advisory Group. 

Originally from North Hampton, New Hampshire, Master Chief Coleman Enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in July 1991.  Master Chief Coleman's previous assignments include: Officer in Charge, CGC HAWKSBILL, Monterey, CA; Officer in Charge, STANT Burlington, VT; Executive Petty Officer, Station Portsmouth, Harbor, NH;  Executive Petty Officer Rockland ME.  Master Chief Coleman also served upon the following Cutters:  CGC RELIANCE, Kittery, ME CGC TAHOMA, New Bedford, MA; CGC WHITE HEATH, Boston, MA.

Master Chief Coleman's academic and professional achievements include a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership.  He is a graduate of the Chief Petty Officer's Academy Class CXL and the Coast Guard Senior Leadership Course (SELC).  Other service schools include the Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy and the National Defense University's Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME).

Master Chief Coleman's personal awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the 911 Medal, four Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and two Letter of Commendation ribbons; all with operational distinguishing devices.  His other awards include eight Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, three Coast Guard Sea Service ribbons, and various other unit awards.  He also is authorized to wear the Officer in Charge Afloat and Ashore devices for both Multi-Mission and Aton ashore, the Permanent Cutterman insignia, and the Coxswain insignia.