CDR Matthew Moorlag

CDR Moorlag assumed the role of Deputy Sector Commander in April 2018.  As the Deputy Sector Commander, he serves as the Alternate Captain of the Port, Officer-in-Charge Marine Inspection, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, and Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the state of North Carolina.  Prior to this, he served as the Sector North Carolina Response Chief, the Press Assistant to the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Paul Zukunft, and other assignments include Sector Key West Command Center Chief, District Seven Public Affairs Officer, District Seventeen Command Duty Officer, and Deck Watch Officer on Coast Guard Cutter ASPEN.  CDR Moorlag is also a prior enlisted Radarman where he served on CGC DALLAS and ACTIVE before attending Officer Candidate School in 1999.  CDR Moorlag earned a Master of Arts in Mass Communication Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  A NIMS-certified Type 1 Public Information Officer, he served as Public Information Officer at the Florida Peninsula Command Post for the federal BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill response and in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after the 2010 earthquake.


CDR Moorlag hails from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and is married to Lisa Moorlag.  They have two children; Lauren, age 13, and Collin, age 11.  CDR Moorlag’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (4), and Coast Guard Achievement Medal (3) among others.