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DISTRICT 14

Honolulu, Hawaii 

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District Commander

Rear Admiral Michael H. Day

 

Rear Admiral Michael Day assumed the duties of Commander of the Fourteenth Coast Guard District in June 2022. He is responsible for directing Coast Guard operations throughout Oceania, including Hawai’i, Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and activities in Singapore and Japan. The Coast Guard conducts operations and activities across the Fourteenth District as part of the Department of Homeland Security team protecting the U.S. and as one of the six armed services and part of the joint forces defending it. The Coast Guard works closely with allies to advance maritime governance as part of the rules-based international order essential to a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Prior to his current assignment, Rear Admiral Day most recently served as the Military Advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security, providing counsel to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary regarding policies, plans, and other affairs between the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.

He also previously served as Executive Assistant to the Commandant and Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard. Previous notable assignments also include serving in the Strategy and Policy Directorate (J5) for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Commanding Officer of the Pacific Strike Team, where he participated in a variety of emergency responses in locations ranging from the Arctic to Taiwan and throughout the United States. Rear Admiral Day also served as Commander of Sector New York from 2015 to 2018.

In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he was immediately designated the Coast Guard on-scene commander for the evacuation of lower Manhattan. In this capacity, he coordinated the response of over 100 civilian vessels in evacuating over 500,000 people from lower Manhattan in the largest maritime evacuation in history.

Rear Admiral Day has earned Master degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island and in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. Rear Admiral Day also completed a one-year fellowship at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government as a National Security Fellow and participated in a one-year Maritime Industry Training program with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Rear Admiral Day has received numerous military and civic awards. However, he considers those awards earned throughout his career associated with unit performance to be most satisfying and representative of Coast Guard service, because they recognize the participation and accomplishment of all crew members.

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Chief of Staff

Captain Alan B. McCabe

 

Bio coming soon!

 

 

 

Command Master Chief

Master Chief Petty Officer Michael A. Brewer

 

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DISTRICT CHAPLAIN

Lieutenant Commander Pon Chanthaphon, USN

 

USCG, District 14 Chaplain Photo - LCDR Pon ChanthaphonLieutenant Commander Pon Chanthaphon reported as U.S. Coast Guard’s Fourteenth District Chaplain in Honolulu, Hawaii in May 2023 where he is responsible for the religious ministry provision for over 3,800 Coast Guard military personnel, family members, auxiliarists, and civilian workers across the largest Coast Guard AOR including the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Japan, Singapore, and American Samoa.

From 2020-2023, Chaplain Chanthaphon served as Supervisory Chaplain at 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and deployed with the IWOARG in 2021 in support of Operation RESOLUTE SUPPORT ending the War in Afghanistan with a Non-Combat Evacuation Operation (NEO).

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Chaplain Chanthaphon attended Command and Staff College at Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia where he completed his resident-JPME Phase One.  He was also a Joint Qualified Officer.

From 2016-2019, Chaplain Chanthaphon was assigned to COMNAVSURFRON-14, CNSL Operational Ministry Center (OMC) Mayport as Tactical Chaplain from which he deployed on USS HUÉ CITY (CG-66) in 2017 as part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) TWO in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.  Then, upon his return from the deployment, he assumed duty as Staff Chaplain as Deputy Director of the OMC, as Command Chaplain of USS ROOSEVELT (DDG-80) and USS THOMAS HUDNER (DDG-116), and as Staff Chaplain of three Coastal Patrol Crafts (PC): USS ZEPHYR (PC-8), USS TORNADO (PC-14), and USS SHAMAL (PC-13).  Additionally, he served as Liaison Chaplain for USNAVSO/C4F.  He completed Navy Chaplain Intermediate Leadership Course in 2018.

From 2012-2016, Chaplain Chanthaphon reported to 3D Marine Division FMF PAC, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan where he served as Tactical Chaplain of 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion from December 2012 to January 2016.  With a new challenge arose at the Base Chapel after a struggling seven-month gap, he was permanently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3D Marine Division FMF PAC, III Marine Expeditionary Force in February 2016 from which he assumed duty as the Base Chaplain of the USMC Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan until June 2016.

Following his graduation from the Navy Chaplain Basic Course, Chaplain Chanthaphon reported to Naval Hospital Lemoore, Naval Air Station, in Lemoore, California where he served as Command Chaplain from November 2009 to November 2012.

In 2009, Chaplain Chanthaphon completed Officer Development School at Newport, Rhode Island and graduated from the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center in Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

In July of 2006, Chaplain Chanthaphon was ordained in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS).  He was installed as sole pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stockton, California and served there from July 2006 to August 2008.  He was direct commissioned in June of 2009 as Lieutenant Junior Grade. 

From 2001-2006, Chaplain Chanthaphon attended Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri where he graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div).

From 1995-2000, Chaplain Chanthaphon attended college at Concordia University in Saint Paul, Minnesota where he earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree with emphases in Lutheran Theology and Christian Outreach.  Then, he worked at U.S. Bank as personal banker and sales associate at Herberger’s Department Store for one year in St. Paul. MN.

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards).