Air Station Barbers Point
Commanding Officer

Captain John G. Rivers


Air Station Barbers Point Commanding Officer's PhotographCaptain John Rivers assumes command having most recently served as the Deputy Director for Coast Guard Health, Safety, and Work-Life where he assisted the Director in oversight of the Coast Guard’s health care system of 42 clinics and 150 sick bays, safety and environmental health program, and work-life programs.

A native of North Adams, MA, Captain Rivers graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Government. Following commissioning, he was assigned to USCGC MOHAWK (WMEC-913) in Key West, Florida as a Deck Watch Officer, and in 1997, he earned his “Wings of Gold” from the Naval Flight School in Pensacola, Florida. His previous aviation assignments include Commanding Officer, Air Station Savannah, Georgia, Executive Officer, Air Station Houston, TX, as well as Air Station Borinquen, PR, and Air Station Miami, FL. He also served as an H-65 Flight Examiner at the Coast Guard’s Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama. During the final year of his assignment, he headed the Performance Technology Branch where he oversaw the development of the pilot training curriculum for the fleet transition from the HH-65B to the HH-65C. Throughout his career, he has accumulated more than 4,000 military flight hours and has held Flight Examiner designations in the H65A, B, and C models. In addition to his staff assignment at Coast Guard Headquarters, Captain Rivers has served two tours at the Pentagon, first as a liaison to the Director of Expeditionary Warfare on the Chief of Naval Operations staff and later on the Joint Staff as the principal advisor to the Chairman on Coast Guard capabilities, plans, and authorities. While there, he played a key role in coordinating the DoD’s support to civil authorities during numerous natural disasters to include hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.Captain Rivers earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, a Master of Science in Instructional Systems Design from the University of South Alabama, and a Certificate in Aviation Safety Management from the University of Southern California.

His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal

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Executive Officer

Commander Christopher J. Young


CDR Young proudly serves as the Executive Officer having most recently served as the Training Officer at Training Center Cape May where he led 154 personnel in all facets of the Coast Guard’s only enlisted source, to include the execution and evaluation of Recruit Training, Recruiter, Recruiter-in-Charge, and Company Commander C-Schools.

Originally from Boise, ID, CDR Young graduated Officer Candidate School in 2002 and was assigned to the icebreaker USCGC MACKINAW in Cheboygan, MI as a Deck Watch Officer. In 2004, he was assigned as the Operations Officer and Navigator aboard the seagoing buoy tender USCGC WALNUT, in Honolulu, HI. In 2005 he was selected for Naval Flight Training and earned his “Wings of Gold” in 2007. His first aviation assignment was Air Station Detroit where he was awarded the 2011 District Nine Captain David P. Dobbins Award in recognition for outstanding action accomplished while conducting search and rescue mission on the Great Lakes. His next assignment was Air Station Atlantic City where he was an Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner for both legacy and the Rotary Wing Air Intercept missions, enforcing restricted airspace over the Nation’s Capital Region and in support of National Special Security Events. In 2014 he was assigned as the Safety Department Head for the Coast Guard’s second largest air station located in Kodiak, AK ultimately accumulating more than 2,400 flight hours. CDR Young started his staff assignment at TRACEN Cape May in 2017 as the Chief of Military Indoctrination, leading 53 Special Assignment Recruit Company Commanders in the transformation of 3,700 civilians into military members annually, before he fleeted up to the Training Officer position. CDR Young earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Learning from The George Washington University and is a FORCECOM Master Training Specialist.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and three Coast Guard Achievement Medals.

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Command Master Chief

AMTCM Travis J Perryman


Air Station Barbers Point Command Master Chief PhotoMaster Chief Perryman assumed his duties as the Command Master Chief (CMC) for Air Station Barbers Point on February 12th, 2021 with 24 years of Coast Guard service. Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii is the Coast Guard aviation force provider for the Coast Guard’s 14th District, an Area Of Responsibility (AOR) that covers over 12.2 Million square miles including the Hawaiian Islands and South Pacific. The unit performs a variety of missions including search and rescue, law enforcement, defense readiness, and marine environmental response.

Master Chief Perryman’s previous assignments include Air Station New Orleans as the CMC. He served as Leading Chief, MH-65 Division at Aviation Training Center, Mobile Alabama. His previous duties include: HC-130 Shop Chief at Air Station Sacramento, California; HH-65 Primary Quality Assurance Inspector at Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico; attended Purdue University; HH-65 Flight Mechanic, Flight Mechanic Instructor, Plane Captain, Primary Quality Assurance Inspector at Air Station San Francisco, California; HH-65 Flight Mechanic for Polar Operations which he deployed to McMurdo, Antarctica; HH-65 Flight Mechanic at Air Station North Bend, Oregon; attended Spartan School of Aeronautics for AMT “A” school; and Fireman, Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell.

Master Chief Perryman has completed the Coast Guard Chiefs Academy, Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course, numerous technical “C” schools. He has his FAA Airframe & Powerplant License and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Aeronautical Engineering Technology from Purdue University. His personal awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.