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Sector Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina

Sector Charleston Reserve Command Senior Chief

YNCS Christy R. York


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Senior Chief Christy York assumed the duties as the Reserve Command Senior Chief for Sector Charleston in June 2015. Her primary responsibility is to advise the Sector Commander on issues and initiatives pertaining to the 200 Coast Guard Reserve members assigned to Sector Charleston, which encompasses all of South Carolina and Georgia.

Senior Chief York enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve in June 1994. She was assigned to STA Georgetown, SC and attended QM “A” school the following summer.

In 1998, she was assigned to PSU TRADET, Camp Lejeune, NC where she became a qualified Boat crewman and lateralled from Quartermaster to Boatswain’s Mate. She participated in various training exercises as Op-4, Instructor, Crewman, and addressed many administrative issues for her fellow reservists.

Senior Chief York was recalled to active duty from October 2001-2002, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  In 2004, she was assigned to Group Charleston and completed a lateral to Yeoman.  She was recalled again from 2004-2005 and from 2006-2013 as Administrative Supervisor, Military Out-load (MOL), Charleston, SC.  Upon release from active duty, she took on the responsibilities of the Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor (SERA) for Station Charleston, SC from 2013-2015. Senior Chief was then mobilized for Hurricane Irma support from December 2017-February 2018.

Senior Chief York was born in Barberton, Ohio and is a distinguished graduate of the Coast Guard Chief’s Academy where she was awarded the Altus Tiendo Award. She is also a proud graduate of the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leaders Course.

Senior Chief York’s personal awards include a Coast Guard Commendation Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon, four Armed Forces Reserve Medals, two Coast Guard Good Conduct Awards, five Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Awards and various other personal and unit awards.