Command Master Chief
Master Chief Trisha Naftal
Master Chief Naftal assumed the duties as Sector St. Petersburg Command Master Chief (CMC) on July 1, 2019. Her role as CMC is to be present and accessible to the workforce to assist them with navigating through challenges, as well as celebrating their successes. Also ensuring the Sector Commander has all necessary and relevant information before making decisions on things involving personnel. 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.
She is very active in the Chief Petty Officer’s Association, as well as the Leadership Diversity Advisory Committee, and many other command level activities.
Master Chief ’s previous assignments include CG Air Station Clearwater, 2000-2002; CG Group-Air Station Atlantic City, 2002-2006; USCGC Legare, 2006-2008, CG Maintenance and Logistics Command Lant, 2008-2009; CG Personnel Support Servicing Unit Kodiak, 2009-2012, Sector Miami, 2012-2015; Base Miami, 2015-2019, and CG Sector St. Petersburg, 2019 - present.
She is a proud graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Academy Class 174 and the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course class 04-18.
Her personal awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, five Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Letters of Commendation and numerous other personal achievements.