Sector Columbia River

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River

Protectors of the Pacific Northwest

Maritime Emergencies call 911 or Sector Columbia River Command Center (833) 769-8724 

6767 N Basin Ave, Portland, OR 97217

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National Response Center (800) 424-8802.

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National Documentation Center (800) 799-8362

Navigation Center (703) 313-5900


Report marine emergencies to the nearest Coast Guard Sector office!

- Sector Columbia River / Portland (833) 769-8724

- Sector Puget Sound / Seattle (206) 217-6002


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Captain Noggle currently serves as the Sector Commander at Sector Columbia River where he performs the duties of Captain of the Port, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator and Officer in Charge of Marine Inspections. He is responsible for all aspects of Coast Guard and interagency coordination providing maritime safety, security, environmental response, and stewardship in the Coast Guard’s 5th largest Sector. The Sector Columbia River area of responsibility encompasses 3 states and 885 nautical miles of shoreline and navigable rivers to include 52 MTSA regulated facilities and 15 Coast Guard units that protect and enable a $29 billion maritime transportation system.

Captain Noggle previously served as Deputy Sector Commander and came to Sector Columbia River from Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach where he served as the Response Department Head. As the Response Department Head, he managed Search and Rescue, Marine Environmental Protection and Law Enforcement operations in the Southern California region.

His previous operational assignments include Enforcement Division Chief at Sector Puget Sound, Command Center Chief at Sector Miami and Damage Control Assistant aboard Coast Guard Cutter RESOLUTE (WMEC 620). Captain Noggle’s staff assignments include Command Centers Product Line Manager at the Coast Guard’s Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center (C3CEN) in Portsmouth, Virginia and the Headquarters Office of Shore Forces.

Captain Noggle’s military awards include two Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal and various unit and team awards.

He is a 2001 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is a 2008 graduate of the University of Florida with a M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He and his wife Jessica are originally from Tampa, Florida.



CAPTAIN MCLAYCaptain McLay reported as Deputy Commander, Sector Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, in July 2023. In this role he assists in the oversight of more than 1,100 active duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary personnel conducting operations over an area of responsibility encompassing 640 miles of coastal Oregon and southern Washington waters extending from the California border to Grays Harbor, WA, as well as the Willamette, Columbia, and Snake Rivers.

Captain McLay reported to Portland from Quantico, VA, where he completed a year-long senior service school program at the Marine Corps War College. Prior to his studies, he served at the Pentagon as the Coast Guard Liaison Officer to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy, where he facilitated policy dialog between armed sea services as a maritime homeland security, homeland defense, and threat response expert to the Navy staff.

Captain McLay was commissioned in 2002 following completion of Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in New London, CT. A response officer and boat forces professional, Captain McLay has deployed in support of numerous contingencies, including operations following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Hurricanes Rita and Sandy. His operational tours include Deputy Sector Commander and Response Department Head at Sector Northern New England in South Portland, Maine; Executive Officer of Station New York; and Waterside Division Chief (Plankowner) of Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego. Staff tours include Law Enforcement Duty and Staff Officer at the District Eleven Office of Law Enforcement in Alameda, CA, and External Affairs Officer (Plankowner) at the Deployable Operations Group in Arlington, VA. Following completion of the Naval War College’s College of Naval Command and Staff resident program, he served as J9 Deputy Section Chief and Special Programs Branch Chief at the Department of Homeland Security’s Joint Task Force East.

Captain McLay holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from James Madison University as well as three master’s degrees: in business administration and management from Boston University; national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College (distinguished graduate); and strategic studies from the Marine Corps War College. In 2022, he completed Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executive Fellowship program. Captain McLay is married with four children.