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Assistant Commandant for Acquisition & Chief Acquisition Officer
Rear Admiral Johnston currently serves as the U.S. Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO). As CAO he directs efforts across all Coast Guard acquisition programs, acquisition support, personnel, finance, contracting, and research and development activities to execute the service’s acquisition portfolio.
Deputy CAO & Director of Acquisition Services
Mr. James L. Knight is the deputy assistant commandant for acquisition and director of acquisition services. He is responsible for supporting program management processes and directs offices that handle acquisition workforce management; international acquisition programs; acquisition support; strategic planning and communication; resource management; and research, development, test and evaluation.
Head of Contracting Activity
Keith J. O’Neill currently serves as the Head of Contracting Activity for the Coast Guard. In this capacity, he has responsibility for all contracting functions within the agency, including functional responsibility for over 500 civilian and military personnel throughout the United States and abroad. The Coast Guard spends approximately $3.5 billion each year through more than 40,000 procurement transactions.
Director of Acquisition Programs & Program Executive Officer
Rear Admiral Douglas M. Schofield currently serves as the U.S. Coast Guard’s Director of Acquisition Programs and Program Executive Officer. His duties include management oversight of all Coast Guard acquisition programs and projects for the modernization and recapitalization of surface, air, command and control, and logistics assets in support of the Coast Guard's multiple maritime missions.
Deputy Director of Acquisition Programs
Mr. Justin T. Meyer is a member of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Deputy Director of Acquisition Programs. In this position, he is responsible for supporting the Coast Guard’s Program Executive Officer (PEO) in providing management oversight of all Coast Guard acquisition programs and projects for the modernization and recapitalization of surface, air, command and control, and logistics assets in support of the Coast Guard's multiple maritime missions.