Capt. Gregory H. Magee, Jr.

Commander, Sector San Juan


Command Philosophy
 

Capt. Greg Magee assumed command of Sector San Juan in June 2020, conducting Coast Guard missions in the Eastern Caribbean. He previously served as the Sector Deputy from 2018-2020.

In previous assignments, he specialized in offshore cutter operations, conducting maritime security, counter drug, and migrant interdiction missions. His afloat tours include deck watch officer and boarding officer in Coast Guard Cutter Dallas (WHEC-716), commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo (WPB-1314), executive officer of Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC-903), and commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous (WME- 627). He also served at Coast Guard Headquarters as a migrant interdiction specialist in the Office of Law Enforcement. Major operations include the 1994 Cuban mass migration, the first Coast Guard cutter deployment to the 6th Fleet, Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti, cruise ship security operations following 9/11, and on scene commander for the rescue of the cruise ship Triumph.

Magee is an expert in carrying out the Coast Guard’s Defense Operations mission. As permanent party aboard USS Laboon (DDG-58), he served as Laboon's Navigator. He deployed to the Middle East as the first deputy commander of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia. Following Command and Staff College, he served as the Coast Guard Liaison to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy (N3/N5).

He was also the Chief of the Joint Strategic Planning Division in the Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Counterterrorism and Defense Operations. Most recently, he was the Coast Guard Liaison to U.S. Southern Command. Major operations include Operation Desert Strike, sanctions enforcement against the former Yugoslavia and Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and liaison to the Navy during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. He also served at Coast Guard Personnel Command in the Officer Personnel Management Division, as the Chief of the Separations Section and later Chief of the Boards Section.

Magee is a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer and Coast Guard Cutterman. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Government from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a Masters of Public Administration from George Mason University, a Masters of Military Studies from the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a graduate certificate in E-Commerce from the University of Virginia. His awards include a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, a Navy Commendation Medal, a Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and two Coast Guard Commandant's Letters of Commendation.