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.