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.