CAPT Samson Stevens

Deputy Commander


Captain Stevens assumed the duties of Deputy Commander, Sector Virginia, in July 2018. In this capacity, he overseas the daily operations of Sector Virginia over 600 personnel, six cutters, five small boat stations, three aids to navigation teams, and Sector Field Office. 

Captain Stevens has over 20 years of experience in a broad array of operational, intelligence, joint, and staff assignments to include: Coast Guard Cutter MALLOW; the National Drug Intelligence Center; Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Design and Engineering Standards and Office of Standards Evaluation and Development; Chief, Contingency Preparedness and Force Readiness, Sector Delaware Bay;  Liaison Officer to U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Joint Staff; and Executive Officer, Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific. In his most recent assignment, he served as the Special Assistant to the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard, where he was responsible for the daily and long-term administration of the Commandant’s strategic priorities. 

Captain Stevens is originally from Seattle, Washington and was raised in Bozeman, Montana. A 1995 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He later earned a Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, MI. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI, and an Intelligence Community Graduate Certificate from the National Intelligence University in Washington, D.C.

Captain Stevens’ personal decorations include Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and numerous Unit and Service awards.