C5I Service Center Leadership

CPT CarrollCommanding Officer

CAPT Kevin M. Carroll


Captain Kevin Carroll leads a diverse workforce of over 2000 government civilians, service members and contractors in the delivery of full spectrum C5I capabilities the Coast Guard requires to execute its 11 statutory missions. Prior to assuming Command, Captain Carroll served as the Chief of the Infrastructure Support Division at the C5ISC located in Alexandria, VA, where he oversaw the enterprise Information Technology (IT) infrastructure that is the foundation for Coast Guard administrative and operational IT systems worldwide.

Captain Carroll’s career is a mix of shore based C5I and sea-going tours. He served four tours in Coast Guard cutters including Commanding Officer of the Portsmouth, VA based medium endurance cutter, USCGC LEGARE. His other afloat tours include the USCGC SENECA based in Boston, MA, USCGC SITKINAK based in Key West, FL, and USCGC COURAGEOUS based in Panama City, FL. His non-afloat tours include Commanding Officer of the Telecommunication and Information Systems Command including the Coast Guard’s Ceremonial Honor Guard. Additionally, he served as the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Sponsor Representative, Chief of Engineering Development at the Loran Support Unit in Wildwood, NJ, and the Core Technology Manager for Command & Control and Intelligence/ Surveillance/Reconnaissance (C2/ISR) Systems at the Command, Control, and Communication Engineering Center (C3CEN).

He has served in both DOD and DHS Joint environments. From 2017 to 2019, he was dual hatted as Chief, Coast Guard Element and Chief, Program Management Division within the Capability Directorate (J9) of US Cyber Command located in Fort Meade, Maryland. He oversaw multiple programs delivering new offensive and defensive capabilities to the cyber warfighter. From 2016 to 2017, he was the first Deputy Chief of Staff for the DHS Chief Information Officer in Washington, DC.

Captain Carroll is a 1995 graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Additionally, he earned a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 2001 specializing in Digital Signal Processing and Communication Theory.

Captain Carroll’s awards include the 2015 AFCEA Information Technology Leadership Award and the 2004 US Naval Institute’s Copernicus Award, Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (x3), CG Commendation Medal (x2), CG Achievement Medal, and numerous team and unit awards.

Executive Director

Mr. Kevin L. Achterberg


Kevin L. Achterberg serves as the Executive Director of the United States Coast Guard Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence (C5I) Service Center. In this role he orchestrates a workforce of over 2,000 people in the development, delivery and sustainment of all C5I Services for the Coast Guard.

Mr. Achterberg graduated from the George Washington University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

While serving in the United States Navy, Mr. Achterberg was assigned to a number of positions, afloat and ashore around the globe, including Engineer Officer onboard USS SIDES (FFG-14); First Lieutenant at Beachmaster Unit ONE (BMU-1); Assistant Professor of Naval Science at the University of Wisconsin – Madison; Associate Fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Study Group; Executive Officer at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS) Guam; Combat Information Systems Officer onboard America’s only forward deployed aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) in Yokosuka, Japan and Director of the Secretary of Defense’s 24x7 operations center “Secretary of Defense Cables” at the Pentagon.

After retiring from the Navy in 2010, Mr. Achterberg continued supporting the Secretary of Defense Communications Office as the Chief Strategist and Senior Technical Advisor. In 2013, he was selected to serve as Director of Operations in that office, where he led daily operations to ensure the Secretary and Deputy Secretary were connected and informed 24x7, worldwide, including their sustainment across the spectrum of crisis and contingency operations Continuity of Operations (COOP), Continuity of Government (COG), and Continuity of the Presidency (COP). Mr. Achterberg traveled with the Secretary of Defense as Senior Communications Director, leading operational execution of the communications and command and control support for 14 OCONUS/CONUS trips during his three-year assignment.

His personal decorations include three Secretary of Defense Awards for Excellence, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with three gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with four gold stars.

Command Master Chief

CMC Anitra Keith


Anitra Keith Bio PhotoMaster Chief Anitra Keith assumed the duties of Command Master Chief for the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence Service Center (C5ISC) on 12 July 2023. In this capacity she is the senior enlisted advisor to the Commander of C5ISC on all enlisted personnel matters. Most recently, Master Chief Keith served in Coast Guard Congressional Affairs as the Senior Enlisted Liaison for the United States Senate in Washington, D.C.

Master Chief Keith currently holds an Associate Degree in General Studies from University of Maryland University College. She graduated from the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy in August 2018.

Master Chief Keith’s previous assignments include District Eight, New Orleans, LA; Maritime Security Response Team East, Chesapeake, VA; Coast Guard Investigative Services Chesapeake Region, Portsmouth, VA; Sector San Diego, San Diego, CA; CGC LEGARE and CGC DALLAS.

Master Chief Keith hails from Montclair, VA where she enlisted at the CG Recruiting Office in July 2005. Her personnel awards include one Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals.