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Commander Maegan Schwartz

CDR Schwartz

CDR Maegan Schwartz grew up in Las Vegas, NV, is a 2004 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy and holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
After receiving her commission, CDR Schwartz served at Coast Guard Sector San Francisco as a Search and Rescue Controller and Assistant Command Center Supervisor. She coordinated Coast Guard and local agency responses to multiple search and rescue cases and maritime events throughout the San Francisco Bay area.  In 2007, CDR Schwartz received orders to Navy Flight School in Pensacola, FL. After earning her wings in 2008, she transitioned to the HH-65C Dolphin helicopter and was stationed in Barbers Point, HI where she achieved an Aircraft Commander designation.
Designated as an Aeronautical Engineer in 2012, CDR Schwartz served as the Assistant Engineer Officer at Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) in Jacksonville, FL. She completed multiple deployments as an Airborne Use of Force Mission Commander in support of JIATF South missions.  In 2015, CDR Schwartz reported as the Engineering Officer at Air Station Savannah, GA.  Her team was responsible for the airworthiness and maintenance of five MH-65D helicopters conducting search and rescue, law enforcement, and air-intercept missions. In 2018, CDR Schwartz reported to Coast Guard Headquarters in the Office of Aviation Acquisitions and served as the Deputy Program Manager and later as the Program Manager for the Coast Guard’s Medium Range Surveillance platform. Most recently, CDR Schwartz served as the Deputy Sector Commander and Air Station Executive Officer for Sector/Air Station North Bend, OR.
CDR Schwartz assumed the duties of Commanding Officer at Air Station Savannah in June 2024. 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.
CDR Schwartz has over 3,000 hours of combined military and civilian flight time and holds FAA certifications as an Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor. She is also a certified Level III DHS Program Manager.