Motor Lifeboat Station Humboldt Bay's Command

BMCM Gagnon

Officer In Charge BMCM Jon W. Gagnon

Master Chief Gagnon enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1986 from his home town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He is a graduate of Chief Petty Officer’s Academy Class LXII and the Senior Enlisted Leadership Class. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix. His prior assignments include CGC Ironwood, Station Rio Vista, ANT Rio Vista, CGC Midgett, and CGC Boutwell. In 1992 he entered the Motor Life Boat Community at Station Tillamook Bay; he also served at CG Station Coos Bay, XPO Station Tillamook Bay, OIC Station Erie and OIC Station Bodega Bay before assuming command of Station Humboldt Bay.

BMC William C. Armstrong

Executive Petty Officer BMC William C. Armstrong

Chief Boatswains Mate William Armstrong is originally from Salisbury North Carolina, where he attended grade school and graduated from East Rowan High School in 1994. BMC Armstrong entered the Coast Guard in September 1998 and completed basic training at Cape May, New Jersey. Some of his career achievements include certification as 47’ Motor Lifeboat Surfman in 2004, and graduation from the Chief Petty Officer’s Academy in November 2010. Chief Armstrong’s assignments include CGC Aquidneck, Norfolk, Virginia from 1998-2000, CG STA Fort Macon, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 2000-2002, National Motor Lifeboat School, Ilwaco, Washington 2002-2007, Motor Lifeboat Station Bodega Bay, CA 2007-2010, and his current assignment as Executive Petty Officer of Motor Lifeboat Station Humboldt Bay, Samoa California.

MK1 Bryan Kile

Engineering Petty Officer Bryan Kile

Machinery Technician First Class Bryan Kile hails from Pamona, California. He Joined the Coast Guard in the summer of 2001. His previous assignments included: USCGC Chase out of San Diego, California; USCG STA LA Long Beach out of Long Beach, California; MSST San Diego out of San Diego, California and Assistant Engineering Petty Officer at USCG STA Neah Bay out of Neah Bay, Washington.