Coast Guard Sector Miami - Commander

 Sector Miami Commander

Capt. Megan Dean

Capt. Megan Dean assumed the duties of Commander Sector Miami in May 2016. She reported to Sector Miami following completion of a National Security Fellowship at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Previously she served as the Deputy Sector Commander at Sector Baltimore and oversaw the execution of Coast Guard operations within the State of Maryland and the National Capital Region.  Prior to this, Captain Dean was assigned as Military Aide to the Secretary of Homeland Security and also served at Coast Guard Headquarters in the Office of Performance Management and Assessment (DCO-81).  Before Washington, DC, Captain Dean completed a tour as Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Walnut, in Honolulu, where the cutter conducted operations throughout the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa and Central Pacific Ocean.

Capt. Dean’s additional assignments include a tour as Aide to the Commander U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area in Portsmouth, Virginia, Executive Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Willow, in Newport, Rhode Island, Executive Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Conifer, in San Pedro, California, a member of the Seventh Coast Guard District Office of Law Enforcement and a Duty Officer in the Seventh Coast Guard District Command Center.  She began her Coast Guard career as First Lieutenant, Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous, in Cape May, New Jersey.


Captain Dean is a 1993 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Government.  She also holds a Masters in Public Administration from The George Washington University.  Captain Dean is a designated Coast Guard Cutterman and her military awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal and Coast Guard Achievement Medal.