Master Chief Sean Edwards assumed the duties of Command Master Chief for Sector Virginia in June 2020. He hails from Cloquet, MN and graduated from Cloquet High School in 1994. After attending college for one year, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in January 1996. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, in addition to a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership Studies and a Master of Arts Degree in Management.
Formal schools include Basic Training in Cape May, NJ, Aviation Machinist’s Mate “A” school in Elizabeth City, NC, and numerous civilian and military maintenance schools. Master Chief Edwards is a proud graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Academy class 160, the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course class 43, the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy class 63, and the National Defense University Keystone Course.
Prior to this assignment Master Chief Edwards served as the Command Master Chief for Joint Interagency Task Force South at Key West, FL, Coast Guard Recruiting Command at Washington, D.C. Other assignments include Air Station Cape Cod, MA, Aviation Logistics Center, Elizabeth City, NC, Air Station Barbers Point, HI, Aviation Technical Training Center, Elizabeth City, NC, C-130J Aircraft Project Office, Elizabeth City, NC, Air Station Sacramento, CA, Air Station Kodiak, AK, and Coast Guard Cutter Basswood, Guam.
Master Chief Edwards’ personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals (with Operation Distinguishing Device), two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and three Commandant’s Letter of Commendations. He was also the recipient of the 2011 MCPO Angela M. McShan Inspirational Leadership Award.