Admiral Stosz Vice Admiral Sandra L. Stosz
Deputy Commandant for Mission Support
U.S. Coast Guard


Vice Admiral Sandra L. Stosz assumed the duties of Deputy Commandant for Mission Support at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on June 3rd, 2015. As Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, Vice Admiral Stosz leads the 17,000-person organization that delivers the systems and people that enable the U.S. Coast Guard to efficiently and effectively perform its operational missions. She is responsible for all facets of support for the Coast Guard’s diverse mission set through oversight of human capital, lifecycle engineering and logistics, acquisitions, information technology and security.

Previously, Vice Admiral Stosz served as Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, where she was responsible for developing the 1,000-person Corps of Cadets into leaders of character strong in their resolve to be worthy of the traditions of commissioned officers in the U.S. Coast Guard in service of their country and humanity. She also served as Director of Reserve and Leadership at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for developing policies to recruit, train and support approximately 8,100 Coast Guard Reservists.

Vice Admiral Stosz is a surface operations officer with 12 years at sea, including duty onboard the heavy icebreakers GLACIER and POLAR STAR and command of two cutters – an icebreaking tug on the Great Lakes and a medium endurance cutter that patrolled North Atlantic and Caribbean waters. She and her crews executed many of the Coast Guard’s 11 missions such as drug, migrant and fisheries law enforcement, search and rescue, polar and domestic icebreaking, and ports and waterways security.

Between sea duty tours, Vice Admiral Stosz specialized in personnel and resource management and program review. She served tours of duty as Chief of Officer Assignments and as Program Reviewer and Acquisition Funds Coordinator for Coast Guard major systems acquisitions, including the 225-foot buoy tenders and 87-foot coastal patrol boats. She broadened her experience as the Secretary of Transportation’s military assistant and years later as the Commandant’s executive assistant. She held major command ashore as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s recruit training center in Cape May, New Jersey.

Vice Admiral Stosz graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Government. She was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1994. In 2000, she completed an executive fellowship in national security through the MIT Seminar XXI program, and she earned a Master of National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2004. In 2009, she attended the Navy’s Executive Business Course at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler business school.

Vice Admiral Stosz’s personal awards include the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, three Legion of Merit Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals.
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Admiral Jones Rear Admiral Thomas W. Jones
Deputy for Mission Support
U.S. Coast Guard


Rear Admiral Thomas Jones serves as the Deputy for Mission Support at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters. The Mission Support enterprise delivers the systems and people that enable the Coast Guard to efficiently and effectively perform its operational missions. Previous to this assignment, Rear Admiral Jones served in a flag-level field command as the Coast Guard’s Director of Operational Logistics.

Rear Admiral Jones was commissioned in 1984 after graduating from Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, Virginia. His diverse career includes staff and field assignments across the Coast Guard enterprise. His staff assignments include: Chief of the Office of Civil Engineering, Chief, Office of Budget and Programs at Coast Guard Headquarters, where he served as the principle resource advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guard; Program Reviewer and the Acquisition, Construction and Improvements Budget Coordinator in the Coast Guard Chief of Staff’s Office; and Fifth Coast Guard District Civil Engineering staff. His first flag assignment was as the Coast Guard’s Director of Strategic Management of Doctrine.

Rear Admiral Jones field assignments include service as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Research & Development Center; Commanding Officer of Civil Engineering Unit Providence; Project Manager at the Facilities Design and Construction Center, Atlantic; Facilities Engineering Officer at Integrated Support Command Portsmouth; Greater Antilles Section Civil Engineer and Industrial Manager; and sea tours in Coast Guard Cutters TANEY and INGHAM.

Rear Admiral Jones has earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College; a Master of Public Administration Degree from Old Dominion University; and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland in 1983.

His awards include four Legions of Merit, and three Meritorious Service Medals. He was also recognized as the Coast Guard Engineer of the Year in 2004. Rear Admiral Jones is also a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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CMC Vanderhaden Master Chief Jason M. Vanderhaden
Command Master Chief
Deputy Commandant for Missions Support (DCMS)
U.S. Coast Guard


Master Chief Vanderhaden assumed the duties of Command Master Chief, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS) June 14, 2016. CMC Vanderhaden serves as the senior enlisted advisor for the over 14,000- person organization that delivers the systems and people that enable the Coast Guard to perform its operational missions. He advises DCMS on strategic vision, goals, and objectives in all facets of mission support including human resources, lifecycle engineering and logistics, acquisitions, information technology and security. CMC Vanderhaden is also responsible for mentoring Senior Enlisted Leaders throughout the DCMS enterprise while providing guidance pertaining to the command’s mission, vision, core values, commander’s intent and enlisted utilization.

Command Master Chief Vanderhaden is a native of Tallahassee, FL. He enlisted in the Coast Guard in May of 1988. Master Chief Vanderhaden’s previous assignments include Command Master Chief Pacific Area, Command Master Chief 13th Coast Guard District, Command Master Chief Base Honolulu, Chief Petty Officer Academy, USCGC Reliance, Station Ponce de Leon Inlet, USCGC Active, Air Station Humboldt Bay, USCGC Cheyenne, Air Station Clearwater, LORAN Station Iwo Jima, FS “A” School, Station Jones Beach, and Station Short Beach.

Master Chief Vanderhaden’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and other personal and service awards. He has earned a permanent Cutterman insignia, Boat Forces Operations insignia, and a Command Master Chief (Gold Badge) insignia.

Master Chief Vanderhaden is a graduate of Class 114 of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, the National Defense University’s Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Course, and other service-related schools. Master Chief Vanderhaden holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Excelsior College.
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