SECTOR LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMAND STAFF

          

Sector Commander

 

 

Captain Roxanne Tamez


Captain Tamez assumed her position as Commander of Sector Lower Mississippi River on June 14, 2017. As Sector Commander, she serves as Captain of the Port, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection, and Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator and is responsible for all Coast Guard missions being conducted by 225 Coast Guard men and women from 10 locations and aboard 6 cutters throughout Western Tennessee, Western Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Northern Louisiana. Major missions for the Sector include commercial vessel inspections, pollution response, waterways management, aids to navigation, maritime security, law enforcement, and search and rescue coordination.

Captain Tamez prior to her arrival at Sector Lower Mississippi River, served as the Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Sector Key West. In this capacity, she served as the deputy operational commander for Coast Guard missions within a 55,000-square nautical mile region bordering the territorial seas of Cuba and the Bahamas, comprising the Port of Key West, the Southern Straits of Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico. She was also responsible for the operations of six tenant units, six Fast Response Cutters (FRC), three multi-mission Coast Guard Stations, and an Aids to Navigation Team.

Specializing in both the Information Technology and Operational (Response-Ashore) career fields, her assignment prior to Sector Key West was serving as the Executive Officer of the Operations Systems Center in Kearneyville, WV, a Coast Guard Information Technology Center of Excellence and one of three certified data centers for the Department of Homeland Security.

Prior to the Operations System Center, Captain Tamez's assignments include serving as Response Department Head at Sector Buffalo, NY, the Personnel Allowance Team Lead (CG-833) at CG Headquarters, as Sector Field Office Supervisor in East Moriches, NY, an Information Technology Project Officer at the Telecommunications and Information Systems Command (TISCOM) in Alexandria, VA, a Law Enforcement Duty Officer/FURA Liaison at the Greater Antilles Section (GANTSEC) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Assistant Operations Officer at Group Milwaukee, WI, and Assistant to the Gender Policy Advisor (CG-WTL) at CG Headquarters.

Captain Tamez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in History/Government from the University of Houston in 1994, graduated from Officer Candidate School in 1995, and earned a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems Technology from the George Washington University in 2003. Included among various unit and personal awards, she has earned the advanced Boat Forces insignia, two Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and holds professional certifications as a Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) and DHS Acquisition Project/Program Manager.

 Deputy Sector Commander

Commander Jen Adams assumed her current position as Deputy Sector Commander of Sector Lower Mississippi River in January 2016. As Deputy Sector Commander, she serves as the Alternate Captain of the Port, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, and Acting Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection. She also has Active Search Suspension and Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator authority and is responsible for all Coast Guard missions being conducted by 225 Coast Guard men and women from 10 locations and aboard 6 cutters throughout Western Tennessee, Western Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Northern Louisiana. Major missions for the Sector include commercial vessel inspections, pollution response, waterways management, aids to navigation, maritime security, law enforcement, and search and rescue coordination.

Commander Adams is a native of Hot Springs, VA and graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Government. In May 2012, she earned a Master of Science degree in Quality Systems Management and a Green Belt Certificate.

Commander Adams is a response officer and has served as Assistant Operations Officer at Group Mobile in Mobile, AL, Deputy Group Commander in Chincoteague, VA, and Enforcement Officer in Mobile, AL. Additional assignments include Deck Watch Officer on board CGC JARVIS (WHEC-725) in Honolulu, Hawaii, Supervisor of Sector Field Office Eastern Shore in Chincoteague, VA, Personnel Officer in Seattle, WA, and Logistics Department Head at Sector Lower Mississippi River in Memphis, TN before being promoted to the Deputy Sector Commander position.

Commander Adams personal awards include five Coast Guard Commendation Medals with Operational Distinguishing Device, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals with Operational Distinguishing Device and numerous other Coast Guard and personal awards.

Command Chief

Senior Chief Avionics Electrical Technician

Stacy L. Dasher

 

Senior Chief Avionics Electrical Technician (AETCS) Stacy L. Dasher was born in Redding, California, and grew up in Laguna Niguel, California. She joined the Coast Guard in December 1995, and graduated with company Delta-148 from USCG Recruit Basic Training Center located in Cape May, New Jersey. Upon graduation, she was stationed at USCG Base Ketchikan, Alaska as a Fireman (FN).

In September 1997, she graduated from Avionics Technician (AT) "A" School at Aviation Technical Training Center Elizabeth City, North Carolina as an Avionics Technician Third Class.

Following graduation from AT "A" School, Dasher was assigned to; USCGAS Detroit, Michigan, USCGAS Humboldt Bay, California, USCGAS Kodiak, Alaska (Alaska Patrol Division-ALPAT) where she completed 4 deployments in the Bering Sea with USCGC's MORGENTHAU, MIDGET, CHASE and RUSH. She completed a second tour at USCGAS Detroit, Michigan prior to accepting a tour as an instructor at the USCG Chief Petty Officer Academy located at the Coast Guard Training Center, Petaluma, California. AETCS Dasher returned to aviation for a year as the Command Senior Chief at USCGAS Los Angeles, California prior to arriving at USCG Sector Lower Mississippi River, Memphis, Tennessee as the Command Senior Chief.

AETCS Dasher's military awards and recognitions include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal with "O" device (2), Commandants Letter of Commendation ribbon with "O" device (3), Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal (7), and the Volunteer Service Medal (2), she has also received the LT. Robert A. Perchard Memorial Award (2). AETCS Dasher has held designations in the HH-65 Helicopter including Enlisted Flight Examining Board Chair, Flight Mechanic Instructor, and Flight Mechanic/Hoist Operator.

AETCS Dasher is a proud graduate of Chief Petty Officer Academy and the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course. She is a Certified Professional Leadership Coach (CPC), and dedicated supporter and passionate speaker on suicide prevention.