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    District Commander

    Rear Admiral Kevin E. Lunday

     

    RADM Kevin Lunday's PhotoRear Admiral Lunday assumed the duties as Commander of the Fourteenth Coast Guard District in July 2018.  He is responsible for directing Coast Guard operations across 12.2 million square miles of ocean, including in the Hawaiian islands, Guam, American Samoa and activities in Saipan, Singapore and Japan.   

     

    Prior to reporting to District 14, Rear Admiral Lunday served as the Commander of Coast Guard Cyber Command, an operational command reporting to the Commandant and a joint Service Cyber Component of U.S. Cyber Command.  In that role, he directed the operation and aggressive defense of Coast Guard networks, the delivery of operational effects in and through cyberspace to enable Coast Guard operations in all domains, and directed operations in cyberspace to protect maritime critical infrastructure.  During that time, he also served as the Assistant Commandant for C4IT, responsible for policy, management and oversight of Coast Guard C4IT operational, business, and infrastructure assets.

     

    From 2014 to 2016, Rear Admiral Lunday served as the Director of Exercises and Training (J7), U.S. Cyber Command, where he was responsible for the joint training of the Cyber Mission Force and delivery of trained and ready cyberspace forces for the Department of Defense.

     

    Other prior assignments include Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Atlantic and the Executive Assistant to the 24th Commandant.

     

    Rear Admiral Lunday has served in a variety of operational, intelligence and legal assignments in the Coast Guard and joint community, including command afloat and ashore.

     

    Rear Admiral Lunday is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College with a Master of Science in National Security Strategy and a graduate of the Naval War College (College of Command and Staff). He holds a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

     

    Individual military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), Meritorious Service Medal (3) and various other personal, unit and campaign awards.

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    Chief of Staff

    Captain Thomas H. King

     

    Photo of Captain Thomas KingCaptain Thomas King assumed the duties of the Chief of Staff for the Fourteenth Coast Guard District in May 2018. As the Chief of Staff, Captain King is the principal advisor to the District Commander on all Coast Guard missions conducted in the central and South Pacific, an operating area of over 14 million square miles.

    Captain King, a Permanent Cutterman, served as the first Commanding Officer of USCGC MUNRO (WMSL 755), the Coast Guard’s sixth National Security Cutter from 2016 to 2018, where he was responsible for the organization and training of the initial crew and directing efforts to ensure the unit met all post-delivery inspections and certifications to achieve Ready for Operations status. His previous afloat tours include Commanding Officer of the USCGC NORTHLAND homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia and the USCGC NAUSHON homeported in Ketchikan, Alaska. During his assignment onboard USCGC NORTHLAND, the unit conducted operations from the North Atlantic to the Eastern Pacific supporting all Coast Guard missions including delivering relief supplies to Haiti in the summer of 2008, at sea interdiction of narcotics, and fisheries enforcement.

    His other afloat assignments include serving as the Assistant Operations Officer on USCGC RELIANCE; as Operations Officer of the USCGC ESCANABA; and as the Executive Officer of the USCGC SPENCER. With the USCGC SPENCER serving as the first major cutter to respond in New Orleans following the devastating landfall of Hurricane KATRINA, Captain King’s leadership and operational expertise was critical in the evacuation of over 3,000 citizens and coordination of 22 Coast Guard units during this immediate humanitarian crisis.

    As a Federal Executive Fellow at Brookings Institute, Captain King obtained a Certificate in Policy Strategy. He has earned a Masters in Marine Affairs from the School of Marine Affairs at the University of Washington and a Masters in Joint Campaign Planning from the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

    Captain King’s staff assignments include serving as the Executive Assistant for the Assistant Commandant for Resources and Chief Financial Officer. He also served as a Program Reviewer in the Office of Budget and Programs where he reviewed Coast Guard resource policy and proposals for the Coast Guard’s naval, aviation, civil and electronics engineering programs. As the Coast Guard Liaison Officer to Department of State, he served as the U. S. enforcement expert during high-level multinational meetings including providing exportable fisheries management and enforcement workshop for Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize. He also was assigned to the First District Office of Law Enforcement as the Assistant Intelligence Officer and General Law Enforcement Officer.

    His military awards include Meritorious Service Medals, Coast Guard Commendation Medals and various unit commendations. He originally hails from Agawam, Massachusetts and graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1992.

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    Command Master Chief

    Master Chief Petty Officer Lori J. Fields

     

    MCPO Lori Fields' PhotoCommand Master Chief Lori Fields assumed the duties as Command Master Chief for the Fourteenth Coast Guard District on May 2, 2018. Her primary responsibility is advisor to the Commander of Coast Guard District Fourteen in Honolulu, Hawaii, regarding issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard members and their families. The 14th District includes 12.2 million square mile area of operations extending from the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and activities in Saipan, Singapore, and Japan. 

    CMC Fields previously served as the Command Master Chief  r SECTOR Northern New England in South Portland, Maine advising the SECTOR Commander on matters and policies relating to all Coast Guard members and their families in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Prior to serving in Maine she was assigned as the Yeoman “A” School Chief in Petaluma, CA where she was responsible for overseeing the training of non- rated personnel into Apprentice Yeoman and creation of the Yeoman school curriculum. As a Senior Chief Yeoman and then Master Chief Yeoman she served in Seattle at the Integrated Support Command, Personnel Support Services Unit, and then Base Seattle, WA; where she assisted with the disestablishment of the former and stand of the two latter. In December of 2006 she was assigned to SECTOR Anchorage, AK as the Chief Yeoman responsible for the daily administrative and personnel matters of SECTOR units. Prior to a one year tour at Communication Station Pacific in Point Reyes Station, CA she was assigned to Naval Engineering Support Unit Seattle from 2002 and then in 2006; as a YN1 managing the administration office and unit travel for twelve Port Engineers. From 1998 to 2002 she was assigned Group Astoria, OR as a Yeoman Second Class where she managed personnel files and pay for Stations Tillamook and Cape Disappointment and Cutter Steadfast; and as the administration office as a Yeoman First Class. Her first assignment as a Yeoman was at District Fourteen and then Integrated Support Command Honolulu, HI where she processed pay and personnel documents for Coast Guard Cutters Sassafras, Washington, and Assateague. CMC Fields’ non-rated assignment after graduating basic training in November of 1992 was to Group/Air Station Port Angeles, WA.  

    CMC Fields personal awards include four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, two Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbons, and eight Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals.  

    CMC Fields is from Tonasket, WA and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies. She is a graduate of Chief Petty Officer Academy Class 166, Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course, and Navy Senior Enlisted Leadership Course Class 186.

     

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    DISTRICT CHAPLAIN

    Commander Alfred V. Pena, USN 

     
    Chaplain_Pena.jpgLCDR Pena was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) with a Bachelor’s in Anthropology/Archaeology. He also holds a Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Cross Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary along with a U.S. Naval War College Diploma from the College of Naval Command and Staff. LCDR Pena was commissioned as an Ensign in March 1999 under the Chaplain Candidate Officer program.
     
    Upon completion of the Basic School and Chaplain Candidate Course in 2000, LCDR Pena served two years as a reservist while completing the remainder of his seminary education. He reported to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Oak Harbor, Washington, in December 2002. He served as Division Officer and Staff Chaplain providing counseling and ministry support to over 10K Sailors.
    In April 2006, LCDR Pena was assigned to DESTROYER SQUADRON ONE, San Diego, California, as DESRON Chaplain to fourteen ships with a combined total of 1400 Sailors. He deployed on CARAT 20

    06 and CARAT 2007, a series of annual bilateral military exercises the U.S. Navy performs with the armed forces of several Southeast Asia nations. He also planned and conducted over 42 Community Relations Projects in 7 Asian nations benefiting over 20K needy children.
     
    LCDR Pena was then assigned to 7TH COMMUNICATION BATTALION where he served over 700 Marines and Sailors as Battalion Chaplain from April 2008 to June 2011. Additionally, LCDR Pena served as III MARINE EXPEDITIONARY BRIGADE Chaplain and has deployed on PHIBLEX 2010 and COBRA GOLD 2011.
     
    From June 2011 to June 2014 LCDR Pena was assigned to MCB S.D. Butler Okinawa, Japan as MCIPAC Deputy Chaplain where he supervised over 2K Religious Ministry programs annually at 10 base chapel locations spread out over Okinawa, Mainland Japan, and Hawaii. In addition he also managed the world’s largest Religious Offering Fund with an annual intake of over 500K in unappropriated funds.
     
    He was then assigned to 1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING Okinawa, Japan from April 2014 to May 2016 where he served as Deputy Wing Chaplain and Joint Exercise Support Group (JESG) Chaplain responsible for Religious Ministry and COMREL planning for COBRA GOLD 2016 where he planned and managed all COMREL and Religious Ministry provision for over 35K joint deployed U.S. military personnel and positively impacting over 50K local residents.
     
    As of May 28, 2016, LCDR Pena is currently serving as Coast Guard District 14 Chaplain in Honolulu, Hawaii.
     
    For 15 years before entering the Navy, LCDR Pena has been on numerous church planting ministry excursions in Japan. He taught English and Music History (Classical and Opera) at Utsunomiya and Yamagata Universities, while he ministered with Christian Churches in those areas of Japan. He was guest speaker in numerous churches throughout Japan and California; including guest lecturer at the Far East Christian College in Kobe, Japan where he discussed issues and concepts regarding culture, theology, and their interrelationship with the Christian life. Additionally, while in Kobe, LCDR Pena trained Christian ministry students from Korea upon entering Japan as they prepared for ministry there. He also co-founded and led a number of Japanese outreach ministries with various Asian American Christian Ministries within the United States.
     
    LCDR Pena was approved by Presbytery of the Pacific for Ordination as “Minister of the Word and Sacrament” (PCUSA) on July 13, 2002, and his service of Ordination was on August 25, 2002 at his home church, the Union Church of Los Angeles of the Japanese Presbyterian Church network, with sister churches throughout the United States and Japan.
     

    LCDR Pena’s personal decorations include the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 Gold Stars), the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 Gold Stars), and the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Pin. LCDR Pena pinned on his current rate in August 2010, and is now a CDR Select as of July 2016.