CAPT John D. Berry, P.E.
Commander, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center
Captain Berry assumed command of the Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) on May 18th, 2023. As SILC Commander he leads the 500-person organization and seven subordinate commands responsible for the life cycle management of the $27B shore plant inventory. This includes advancing the Service’s nationwide strategy for fiscal stewardship and CFO compliance for 41,000 real property assets; directing environmental management, including compliance and restoration for the shore portfolio; supporting sustainment contracts for all major bases; and shore infrastructure planning to support missions and personnel.
CAPT Berry reported to SILC following a tour as the Commanding Officer of the FDCC, CAPT Berry was responsible for the largest capital construction program in Coast Guard history. He is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He later served aboard USCGC CHASE and at the Engineering Logistics Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He was assigned as the Engineer Officer aboard USCGC SHERMAN and has served as the Coast Guard Liaison Officer to the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and as the Facility Engineer at Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico. Captain Berry served as the Commanding Officer of Civil Engineering Unit Miami with responsibility for managing the major maintenance of the Seventh and Eighth Coast Guard Districts shore plant.
Captain Berry holds a Master of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University in Technical Management, a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio and the 2018 Society of American Military Engineers Hampton Roads Post Engineer of the Year. His military awards include four Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.
Mr. Robert Whitehouse
Executive Director, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center
Mr. Whitehouse assumed the duties of Executive Director of SILC in September 2019. The SILC enterprise is responsible for the field execution of the Coast Guard’s Civil Engineering Program, including planning, design, construction, contracting, environmental, real property and base facility management and operations. Previously, he served on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard for over 30 years, retiring in June 2019.
Mr. Whitehouse is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical and Computer Sciences. In 1999, he earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Additionally, he attended the Harvard Executive Seminar on Crisis Management in 2013 at the Kennedy School of Government.