Command Master Chief
Master Chief Travis W. Cutler
Originally, from Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Master Chief Cutler enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in April of 2004. Master Chief Cutler currently serves as the Command Master Chief at United States Coast Guard Sector San Francisco. His wife Frances and three children, Kaili, Aiden, and Ashlyn, accompany him. Prior to this assignment, he was a student at the U.S. Army Sergeant’s Major Academy, Class 71 located at Fort Bliss, TX.
Master Chief Cutler’s other assignments include the Leading Chief of USCG Air Station Houston, the MH-65 Division Standardization Team, Aviation Engineering Maintenance Chief at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center (ATC) Mobile, AL; USCG Air Station Borinquen, PR; USCG Air Station Sacramento, CA; USCGC Chase, WHEC 718, and PSU 311 while attached to the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves.
Master Chief Cutler holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Grantham University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Columbia Southern University, and a Masters in Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Excelsior University. He graduated with honors from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 71, Chief Petty Officer’s Academy Class CCXV and has completed various service schools including, the Advanced Helicopter Rescue School, Course Developer Course, Instructor Development Course, and Methods of Instruction.
Personal awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal with the operational distinguishing device, (three) Coast Guard Commendation Medals, (three) Coast Guard Achievement Medals, (two) Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbons, and (two) LT Robert A. Perchard Trophy Awards. In 2013, he was recognized as the services Enlisted Person of the Year (EPOY) and has earned a permanent aircrew insignia and numerous other personal and service awards.