Air Station Miami - Command Master Chief
Master Chief Petty Officer Bryan P. Salazar
Command Master Chief, Air Station Miami
Master Chief Bryan Salazar assumed the duties of Command Master Chief of Air Station Miami in July of 2021. Prior to this assignment, he served as Aircrew Program Manager at the Office of Aviation Forces where he oversaw aircrew requirements for all Coast Guard aircraft. In this role, he managed 70 pilot and aircrew training courses totaling $7 million, managed over $24 million in contracts, and established the Helicopter Flight Mechanic C School.
He previously served as HC-144 Leading Chief Petty Officer and Education Services Officer at Aviation Training Center, Mobile. His other aviation assignments include Air Station Clearwater, Air Station Elizabeth City, Air Station Astoria, and Air Station San Diego. He also served aboard Coast Guard Cutter CHASE.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Master Chief Salazar completed Coast Guard Basic Training in 1999 and graduated from Avionics Technician Class A School in 2001. He is a graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course, and has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas Edison State University.
As a Flight Mechanic on the HH-60J and MH-60T helicopters, he deployed in support of Hurricane Katrina, Super Bowl XL, and the inauguration of President Barrack Obama. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, three Commandant’s Letters of Commendation, and seven Good Conduct Medals in addition to various team and unit awards.
Master Chief Salazar is married to the former Amy Adrian of Ontario, California, with whom he has two children, Kaytlin and Cameron.