Commanding Officer
Captain Carmichael

Executive Officer
Commander Gismervik

Mailing Address
Commanding Officer
400 Sand Island Pkwy
Honolulu, HI 96819

Telephone Number
Phone:  (808) 842-2870

USCGC MIDGETT (WMSL-757) Seal  USCGC Midgett (WMSL 757)


Captain Carmichael assumed command of USCGC MIDGETT in August 2021. Prior to this assignment he served as the Commodore of the USCG’s Patrol Forces Southwest Asia operating in the Middle East. During this tour he led the USCG’s efforts to transition from Island Class Patrol Boats to six new Fast Response Cutters in support of USN’s Fifth Fleet. Captain Carmichael has more than 12 years of sea time with previous afloat assignments on five major cutters and three 110’ island class patrol boats. His initial tour of duty was as a Deck Watch Officer aboard CGC HARRIET LANE. He served as the Operations Officer aboard CGC TAMPA. He served as the Executive Officer aboard Coast Guard cutters BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, JARVIS and MORGENTHAU following a cross decking of the crew. While assigned to Patrol Forces Southwest Asia in 2006, Captain Carmichael commanded CGC WRANGELL in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Following this deployed assignment, Captain Carmichael took command of CGC JEFFERSON ISLAND in South Portland, ME. He also commanded CGC TAHOMA; a 270 ft. medium endurance cutter homeported in Kittery, ME. During this tour Captain Carmichael enforced maritime border security through fisheries enforcement, illegal migrant interdictions, and counter narcotics operations in the Atlantic and U.S. Southern Command’s AOR. Captain Carmichael’s ashore experience includes Liaison Officer to U.S. Southern Command, Assistant Branch Chief for Response Enforcement in District 7 as well as other staff assignments in District 5 and District 7 within operations and response enforcement. Captain Carmichael’s military decorations include Meritorious Service Medals, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medals, Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and Commandant’s Letters of Commendation, along with other team and unit awards. He is also a 2018 recipient of DHS Immigrations Customs Enforcement’s International Achievement Award for superior collaboration and skillful diplomacy during several key interagency law enforcement operations throughout the Caribbean. He is a native of Chesapeake, VA. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1996, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Math-Computer Science. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from American Military University.



Commander Brian Gismervik is the Executive Officer of USCGC MIDGETT (WMSL-757) homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii. His previous afloat assignments include Executive Officer of USCGC CAMPBELL (WMEC-909) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Assistant Operations Officer of USCGC WAESCHE (WMSL-751) in Alameda, California, and Deck Watch Officer on board USCGC OAK (WLB-211) in Charleston, South Carolina. Commander Gismervik most recently served as the Policy and Competency Division Chief for the Office of Cutter Forces at USCG Headquarters. His other shore assignments include chemistry instructor at the Coast Guard Academy. Commander Gismervik earned his commission and a Bachelor of Science in Marine and Environmental Science from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy in 2006 as well as a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 2012. He has earned several awards including the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and a Coast Guard Achievement Medal. Commander Gismervik is a native of Long Island, New York and is a grateful husband and proud father of three children.