Sector St. Petersburg

Sector St. Petersburg


Sector Commander

Captain Michael P Kahle

Captain Michael P. Kahle


As Sector Commander, Captain Kahle serves as Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection, Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator, Federal On-Scene Coordinator and Federal Maritime Security Coordinator while directing Coast Guard operations along the West Coast of Florida and throughout the Tampa Bay region.  Sector St. Petersburg is comprised of 2,700 Active Duty, Reserve, Civilian, and Auxiliary personnel, as well as 12 multi-mission units, including five boat stations, six cutters, and an Aids to Navigation Team.

Previously, Captain Kahle served as a Secretary of Defense Executive Fellow, where he directly engaged with senior executives across leading U.S. companies to identify organizational best practices and foster collaboration between industry and the DoD/DHS.

Captain Kahle’s operational assignments include Response Department Head and Deputy Sector Commander at Sector Juneau, AK; Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Station Monterey, CA; Deployable Team Leader and Dive Officer at Maritime Safety and Security Team Boston, MA, and Communications Officer and Search and Rescue Coordinator at Sector Southeastern New England (formerly, Group Woods Hole, MA).

He also served in staff assignments as CAG Director to the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard; Performance Analysis Division Chief for the Coast Guard’s Office of Performance Management and Assessment, and the Chief of Officer Promotions for the Personnel Service Center’s Officer Personnel Management Division.

Captain Kahle is a 2000 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in New London, CT. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from The George Washington University.

He is married to Alicia Kahle and they have three children, Madison, Ryan, and Connor.