Air Station Savannah Commanding Officer
Commander Michael D. Brimblecom
Commander Michael Brimblecom assumed the duties of Commanding Officer at Air Station Savannah in June 2022. The air station operates five MH-65D helicopters and provides 24-hour support to the Coast Guard’s Seventh District, Sector Charleston, SC, Sector Jacksonville, FL, and National Capital Region Air Defense missions all over the country.
He most recently served as the Executive Officer at Air Station New Orleans, which operated five MH-65D helicopters supporting the Coast Guard’s Eighth District, Sector New Orleans, LA, and Sector Mobile, AL.
His previous tours included assignments as the MH-65 Platform Manager in the Office of Aviation Forces (CG-711), the Aviation Budget Officer in CG-711, the Assistant Operations Officer at Air Station Savannah, a Fleet Standardization Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner in the MH-65 Branch at Aviation Training Center Mobile, and a duty standing pilot at Air Station Savannah, GA.
Following his graduation from Officer’s Candidate School (OCS) in 2003, he attended Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, FL for basic fixed and rotary-wing training in squadrons VT-6 and HT-18 and was designated a Coast Guard Aviator in September of 2004.
Commander Brimblecom graduated with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. Before attending OCS, he worked as an engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace where he held positions in numerous departments including flight testing, acoustics, and structural engineering. He later went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School of Quality Management and earned a Six Sigma certification.
He has accumulated over 3000 flight hours and is certified as an Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor. His awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and numerous operational and unit awards.
Commander Brimblecom and his wife Meredith have three children, Matthew, Jacob, and Emily.