DEPUTY SECTOR COMMANDER

SECTOR NORTH CAROLINA

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CDR Robert Gomez


CDR Robert Gomez is a native of Jacksonville, NC and reported to the Coast Guard Academy in July 1997. Commissioned in 2001 and graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Management, his first assignment was aboard the 378’ CGC DALLAS (WHEC 716) home ported in Charleston, SC where he served as Communications Officer, Assistant Operations Officer and Assistant Navigator. In 2003, CDR Gomez was assigned as Operations Officer aboard CGC ELM (WLB 204). From 2005 to 2008, CDR Gomez was a Central Assignment Coordinator in the Enlisted Assignments Branch of the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center in Arlington, VA where he managed assignments for over 6,000 enlisted members. Following this tour, CDR Gomez was assigned as Commanding Officer of CGC GEORGE COBB (WLM 564) home ported in San Pedro, CA. In 2010, CDR Gomez was selected for the Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health and Business Administration where he received a Masters in Healthcare Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from Baylor University. Upon completion of his graduate studies, CDR Gomez served as the Coast Guard Liaison to the Defense Health Agency, formerly the TRICARE Management Activity in Falls Church, VA where he was responsible for policy, operations and coordination related to the extension of medical benefits to the 9.6 million beneficiaries of the Military Health System. In 2014, CDR Gomez reported a second time to CGC ELM this time as the Commanding Officer, where he served until 2017. Returning to Washington DC, CDR Gomez was a member of the Coast Guard’s Human Resources Directorate (CG-1) where he was the Strategic Advisor to the CG-1 Deputy until June 2019. Prior to assuming his current duties as the Sector North Carolina Deputy Sector Commander in August of 2021, CDR Gomez was the Special Assistant to the 26th Commandant of the Coast Guard.

CDR Gomez’s personal awards include four Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and three Coast Guard Achievement Medals.

CDR Gomez is married to the former Maura Lynn Kolarcik of Crestwood, KY. They have four daughters, Victoria Lynn (14), Genavieve Rose (11), Vivian Joy (9), and Juliette Hope (7).