• Rear Admiral Matthew Sibley, USCG




    RADM Matthew Sibley, USCG


    Rear Admiral Sibley assumed the duties as Commander of the
    Fourteenth Coast Guard District in June 2020. 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 five armed services and part of
    the joint force 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 reporting to District 14, Rear Admiral Sibley served as the
    Assistant Commandant for Capability, and was responsible for
    identifying and providing capabilities, competencies, and capacity
    along with developing standards for the staffing, training, equipping,
    sustaining, maintaining, and employing Coast Guard forces to meet mission requirements.
    Rear Admiral Sibley is designated a Permanent Cutterman with nearly ten years of service afloat,
    including command tours of USCGC FORWARD, USCGC POINT THATCHER, and USCGC POINT
    MONROE. He also served as Executive Officer on USCGC GALLATIN Operations Officer on USCGC
    MORGENTHAU, and as a Deck Watch Officer on USCGC SPENCER. While serving as Operations
    Officer aboard USCGC MORGENTHAU, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf with the U. S. 5th Fleet in
    support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH.
    Assignments ashore included duty as a Command Center Controller at the Eighth Coast Guard District in
    New Orleans, Louisiana; Senior Duty Officer in the White House Situation Room; Assignment Officer at
    the Coast Guard Personnel Command in Arlington, Virginia; Coast Guard Fellow at the Center for
    Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC; Military Assistant to the Secretary of
    Homeland Security; Commander, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, WI; Deputy Director,
    Reserve and Military Personnel (CG-13D), Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant for Human
    Resources (CG-1A), Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Personnel Service Center at Coast Guard
    Headquarters in Washington, DC, and Director of Reserve and Military Personnel (CG-13).
    Rear Admiral Sibley is a native of West Islip, NY and a 1989 graduate from the United States Coast Guard
    Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. In 2001, he was
    awarded a Master of Public Administration degree by George Mason University.
    Rear Admiral Sibley’s personal awards include three Legions of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service
    Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard
    Achievement Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation.