Motor Lifeboat Station Humboldt Bay's Command
Officer In Charge BMCM Hinote
Master Chief Hinote was born in New Orleans, LA and then later moved to Milton, FL. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in May 1994. Master Chief Hinote’s previous units include Officer in Charge of Station Depoe Bay, OR, Station Oregon Inlet, NC, Station and Yankeetown, FL. Tours as the Executive Petty Officer of Station Tillamook Bay, OR, Station Morro Bay, CA and Station Siuslaw River, OR. Senior Duty Officer and Surfman of Station Siuslaw River, OR and Station Umpqua River, OR. Operations Petty Officer and Duty Stander Station Panama City, FL; USCGC Acushnet, Eureka, CA.
Master Chief Hinote’s awards include, five Coast Guard Commendation Medals with Operational Distinguishing device, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals with the Operational Distinguishing device, three Commandants Letter of Commendation with Operational Distinguishing device, eight Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, as well as several other unit and service awards. He is a graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy and the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course.
Executive Petty Officer BMC Brian P. Biefeld
Chief Biefeld enlisted in the Coast Guard in October 1997. Following Recruit Training, he was assigned to Coast Guard Station Cape Cod Canal. There he struck Boatswains Mate, made BM3 and transferred to Station Buffalo, where he certified Coxswain on the 47’ MLB, made Boarding Officer and was advanced to BM2. After 2 years in Buffalo, he enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserve. Being afforded the opportunity to be recalled to Active Duty twice out of Station Yankeetown, FL, he reintegrated to Active Duty after 2 years. He was assigned to Station Islamorada in the Florida Keys and advanced to BM1. In 2007 he was transferred to Station Hatteras Inlet where he entered the Prospective Surfman Program. After making Surfman in 2012, he transferred as a BM1 to Station Barnegat Light where he served as the Rescue and Survival Petty Officer, MAA, Operations Petty Officer and unit CDAR. In March of 2017 he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer and is currently serving as the Executive Petty Officer of Station Humboldt Bay.
Engineering Petty Officer Jeremy Gawlik
Machinery Technician First Class Jeremy Gawlik is originally from San Antonio TX, where he attended grade school and graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 2003. He joined the coast guard in October 2005, where completed Basic Training in Cape May New Jersey. His previous duty assignments were Coast Guard Station Grand Isle Louisiana from 2005-2009, Coast Guard Cutter Zephyr PC-8, Pascagoula Mississippi from 2009 to its decommissioning in 2011, served as AEPO at Coast Guard Aids To Navigation Woods Hole Massachusetts from 2011-2015, served as AEPO at Coast Guard Station Freeport Texas from 2015-2019, and his current assignment as Engineering Petty Officer of Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay California.