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Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard

The Vice Commandant serves as the second-in-command of the United States Coast Guard.

Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard
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Incumbent
ADM Charles W. Ray
Formation1929
First holderBenjamin M. Chiswell
WebsiteOfficial Website

Since 1929, 31 officers have served as Vice Commandant, or, as the position was referred to before 1972, Assistant Commandant. The title of the position was changed effective October 2, 1972, pursuant to Pub.L. 92–451. This position has been historically held by a vice admiral until the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 elevated the statutory rank for the position to admiral.

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Vice Commandants of the Coast GuardEdit

No. Rank Photo Tenure
1 CAPT Benjamin M. Chiswell 1929–1931
2 RADM Leon C. Covell 1931-1941
3 RADM Lloyd T. Chalker 1941-1946
4 VADM Merlin O'Neill   1946-1949
5 RADM Alfred C. Richmond   1949-1954
6 VADM James Hirshfield   1954-1962
7 VADM Edwin J. Roland   1962-1962
8 VADM Donald M. Morrison 1962-1964
9 VADM William D. Shields 1964-1966
10 VADM Paul E. Trimble 1966-1970
11 VADM Thomas R. Sargent III   1970-1974
12 VADM Ellis L. Perry   1974-1978
13 VADM Robert H. Scarborough   1978-1982
14 VADM Benedict L. Stabile   1982-1986
15 VADM James C. Irwin   1986-1988
16 VADM Clyde T. Lusk   1988-1990
17 VADM Martin H. Daniell   1990-1992
18 VADM Robert T. Nelson   1992-1994
19 VADM Arthur E. Henn   1994-1996
20 VADM Richard D. Herr   1996-1998
21 VADM James C. Card   1998-2000
22 VADM Thomas H. Collins   2000-2002
23 VADM Thomas J. Barrett   2002-2004
24 VADM Terry M. Cross   2004-2006
25 VADM Vivien Crea   2006-2009
26 VADM David Pekoske   2009-2010
27 VADM Sally Brice-O'Hara   2010-2012
28 VADM John Currier   2012–2014
29 VADM Peter Neffenger   2014-2015
30 ADM Charles D. Michel[1]   2015–2018
31 ADM Charles W. Ray   2018–present

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  1. ^ Originally a vice admiral when he assumed office on August 6, 2015. Michel was promoted to admiral on May 24, 2016 when the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 elevated the vice commandant's rank to admiral.

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