Captain Anthony R. Jones
Captain Jones assumed the duties as Commander of Sector Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan in July of 2020. As Sector Commander, he leads more than 750 Active Duty, Reserve, Civilian, and Auxiliary personnel, and employs 23 boats assigned to seven multi-mission stations and two Aids to Navigation Teams. His official authorities include Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, and Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator. The Sector Sault Sainte Marie area of responsibility includes Lake Superior, the St. Marys River, northern Lake Michigan, and northern Lake Huron, an area that encompasses 1,850 miles of shoreline and 560 miles of international maritime border with Canada.
Prior to this assignment, Captain Jones served as the Chief of the Personnel Services Division (PSD) of the Personnel Services Command at Coast Guard Headquarters, in Washington, DC. Before reporting to PSD, he served as the Chief of Budget Formulation for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, at Coast Guard Headquarters, Executive Officer at Air Station Elizabeth City, NC, Chief of Resources, Aeronautical Engineering at Coast Guard Headquarters, Assistant Engineering Officer at Air Station Miami, Duty Pilot at Air Stations Kodiak and Atlantic City, and as a Deck Watch Officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter SHERMAN.
Captain Jones is a 1996 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Marine and Environmental Science. He also earned a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.
Captain Jones is married to the former Gretchen Wagner of Lithopolis, OH. They have a 17 year old son, Kahle, 14 year old son, Haydn, 9 year old son, Cameron, and 8 year old son, Samuel.
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