REAR ADMIRAL DONNA L. COTTRELL
Rear Admiral Cottrell assumed duty as the Ninth District Commander in June 2019. She is the senior Coast Guard Commander for the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway, an area that encompasses eight states, a 1,500 mile international border, and a workforce of over 6,000 Coast Guard active duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary men and women.
CAPTAIN BENJAMIN A. COOPER
Captain Benjamin Cooper serves under the District Commander to oversee all Coast Guard missions across the five Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. He also serves as the senior authority during absences of the District Commander.
MCPO JAHMAL PEREIRA
Master Chief Jahmal Pereira is D9's senior enlisted member who advises the District Commander on enlisted military workforce policies, an advocate for military benefits and entitlements, enlisted mentor, and sounding board for select enlisted administrative actions.