|Master Chief Paul Greenwood assumed the duties as the Command Master Chief of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) in June of 2021. In this capacity, he serves as the senior enlisted adviser to nearly 1,800 geographically dispersed Active Duty, Reserve, and Civilian personnel, including their families, as they provide world class naval engineering and logistics support to 242 cutters and over 1,800 boats.
A native of New Jersey, Master Chief Greenwood graduated from Coast Guard Training Center Cape May in January of 1999. He began his career as a Fire Control Technician (FT) and subsequently became an Electronics Technician when the FT rating was disestablished in 2003. His diverse career consists of both afloat and shore side assignments including most recently serving as the Electronics Technician Rating Force Master Chief. His other previous assignments include SFLC’s Small Boat Product Line, Electronics Systems Support Detachment (ESD) Atlantic City, CGC CAMPBELL (WMEC-909), CGC RELIANCE (WMEC-615), ESD Boston, and CGC ESCANABA (WMEC-907).
Master Chief Greenwood is a graduate of Class 146 from the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy, Class 59 of the Coast Guard’s Senior Enlisted Leadership Course, and numerous other service-related schools. Amidst many competing demands, he is currently enrolled at the American Military University where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Management.
His personal military service awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Commandant’s Letter of Commendations, along with various other unit and personal awards. He has earned a permanent Cutterman insignia and a Rating Force Master Chief (Blue Badge) insignia.