COMMANDER MICHAEL C. REED
Commander Mike Reed reported to Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville as the Deputy in June of 2019 from Coast Guard Headquarters, where he oversaw the Coast Guard’s Mission Management System, the ISO 9001-based quality management program required by the International Maritime Organization to execute the Coast Guard’s Port State, Flag State and Coastal State missions. As the Deputy Sector Commander he serves as the alternate Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection, Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator, Federal On Scene Coordinator, and Federal Maritime Security Coordinator.
Commander Reed is a Marine Safety Professional with operational tours in the Port Operations Department at Marine Safety Detachment Quad Cities, Marine Inspector and Senior Investigating Officer at Marine Safety Office Chicago, Chief of the Inspections Department at Marine Safety Unit Toledo and Prevention Department Head at Sector Upper Mississippi River in St. Louis, MO. Throughout his career he has been involved in numerous high profile cases, including Coast Guard responses to historic Midwest flooding, conducting Major Marine Casualty and joint National Transportation Safety Board investigations and responding to major oil spills.
In addition, Commander Reed is an expert in the field of training and performance improvement. He oversaw all curriculum design, development, implementation and evaluation for seven Coast Guard “A” Schools and over 30 “C” schools at Coast guard Training Center Petaluma, and has earned an international designation as a Certified Performance Technologist. He has also been recognized with six International Society for Performance Improvement Awards of Excellence, including the most recent for his role in implementing the Coast Guard’s Human Capital Strategy.
Commander Reed earned his Master’s Degree in Performance Technology from Indiana University and has been married to his wife, Rebecca, since 1994. Together they have 3 children, Owen, Noah and Max.