Prior to his assignment to Sector Guam, Captain Chris Chase served as Deputy Sector Commander at Sector Sault Sainte Marie, a multi-mission unit located in Michigan responsible in regional maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, vessel safety, environmental protection and waterways management. Before assuming the duties as Deputy Commander, Captain Chase also served as Sector Response Department Head at Sault Sainte Marie from 2014 to 2016.
Captain Chase received his wings of gold in 1997 and accumulated more than 3,500 flight hours in variants of the H-65 “Dolphin” helicopter. His previous assignments include Executive Officer and Operations Officer at Coast Guard Station Traverse City, Michigan; Command Safety Officer at Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center;
H-65 Fleet Instructor Pilot at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center; duty standing pilot tours at Coast Guard Air Stations Savannah, Georgia and Kodiak, Alaska; and as a Deck Watch Officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter CHASE.
A native of Bay Village, Ohio, Captain Chase graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science and from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2008 with a Master of Science degree in Safety Science.
Captain Chase’s military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Antarctic Service Medal and other various personal, unit, and campaign awards.
CDR James C. Campbell has served as the Deputy Sector Commander for U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam, since June 2015. CDR Campbell serves as the principal deputy and advisor to the Sector Commander and as his alternate in performing a wide-range of federal authorizations including Captain of the Port, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, Officer-in-Charge of Maritime Inspections, and Search & Rescue Mission Coordinator with an area of responsibility of 1.9 million square nautical miles that encompasses Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia.
Prior to this assignment, Commander Campbell was stationed at Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego where he served as both the Operations Officer during his first year and Logistics Officer his second year.
CDR Campbell’s initial enlistment was in the U.S Army where he graduated from the United States Army Infantry School at Sand Hill in Fort Benning, GA. He has served a total of nine years as an enlisted member to include six years in the U.S. Army and three years in the U.S. Coast Guard. Other enlisted duties include: U.S. Army Infantry Squad Leader, U.S. Army Counterintelligence Agent, and recruit Company Commander at USCG Training Center Cape May, NJ.
He graduated from Officer Candidate School in 2000 and has served in a variety of operational and staff assignments spanning five Districts/Groups/Sectors. Majority of his operational tours were served in the Deployable Specialized Forces community in providing oversight for joint and independent INCONUS/OCONUS deployments for Short Notice Maritime Response (SNMR), high- risk CG law enforcement, maritime counter-terrorism, Advanced Interdiction (AI), and Nat'l Special Security Events (NSSE).
While serving as the Team Leader for Field Intelligence Support Team New Orleans in 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck where he served as the Planning Section and developed and implemented the response plans to stand up a forward operations base at Zephyr Field for the Urban Search and Rescue teams to the devastated city of New Orleans. Other tours include Honor Guardsman, U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard in Washington DC; Assistant Surface Operations Officer, Group Corpus Christi; Operations Officer, MSST Miami; Conference Coordinator, Coast Guard’s Senior Executive Leadership Conference; and Coast Guard Liaison Officer, U.S. Embassy Haiti.
CDR Campbell’s military decorations include five Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, and other personal and unit awards. CDR Campbell also completed his MBA at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.
Master Chief Enforcement Specialist Jorin Dworshak is a native of Mesa, Arizona. He initially enlisted in the Marine Corps, where he served from 1990-1994 while assigned to various units in Okinawa, Japan. Enlisting in the Coast Guard in 1995, he was assigned to the USCGC Boutwell upon completion of basic training at Cape May. Following this, he attended Electronics Technician (ET) “A” School and was subsequently assigned to Electronics Support Unit Honolulu. His past assignments as an ET include Electronics Support Detachment San Diego, USCGC Steadfast, USCGC Sequoia, and Communications Station Kodiak. In January 2010, he became a Chief Maritime Enforcement Specialist (ME) and was assigned instructor duty at the North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center. His past assignments as an ME include Maritime Security Response Team, and Sector New York. Master Chief Dworshak’s awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal (2), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Commandant’s Letters of Commendation (2), and various personal and unit awards. He has also earned the permanent Cutterman insignia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn and is a proud graduate of the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Class 09-C; the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course, Class 49; and the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education course.