Air Station Barbers Point
Captain Maurice D. Murphy
Captain Murphy assumes command having most recently been assigned as Chief of the Coast Guard’s Office of Search and Rescue at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In this role he was responsible for oversight of the nation’s Search and Rescue System, providing guidance to federal agencies and states, leading the National Search and Rescue Committee, and representing the United States at international aeronautical and maritime response organizations.
A 2002 graduate of Naval Flight School in Pensacola, Florida, Captain Murphy has earned designations as an Instructor Pilot, Flight Examiner, and Alaska Qualified Aircraft Commander. His aviation assignments include Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Sector San Diego, California, Air Station Sitka, Alaska as Operations Officer, and Air Station Clearwater, Florida as Executive Officer. Captain Murphy also completed tours of duty as a Student Engineer on the USCG Cutter MUNRO in Alameda, California and as a Mathematics Instructor at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. At the Academy, he enjoyed serving as a Coastal Sail Training Leadership Instructor and advisor to the class of 2012.
Captain Murphy holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a member of the United States Coast Guard Academy’s class of 1999. His personal decorations include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal with two gold stars, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal with three gold stars.
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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
Master 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.