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.