Master Chief Delbert Lofing assumed the duties as the Command Master Chief at Base Elizabeth City, NC May 23, 2018. He began his career with the U.S. Coast Guard in the spring of 1995. Upon graduating from recruit training in Cape May, NJ, MCPO Lofing was assigned to Coast Guard Cutter WOODRUSH in Sitka, AK. He reached the role of Leading Seaman before heading to MK “A” School in May of 1996. After graduating in August, he reported to Coast Guard Cutter LONG ISLAND, in Monterey, CA. After 2 years as the auxiliary machinery petty officer, MCPO Lofing transferred to Coast Guard Station (sm) Siuslaw River, Florence, OR. There, he advanced to 2nd Class Petty Officer in 1999 and was the senior engineer at the station. 2002 saw MCPO Lofing transfer to Coast Guard Cutter DORADO, Crescent City, CA as the AEPO. December of 2003, he advanced to MK1 and received orders to Loran Station Fallon, NV as the EPO. MCPO Lofing advanced to MKC in 2008 and was selected for Advanced Computer Engineering and Technology, allowing him to spend 2 years in Ogden, UT at Weber State University; where he completed his Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Finishing his advanced education in 2010, he was transferred to Guam as the EPO of Coast Guard Cutter ASSATEAGUE. Completing an extended tour in Guam and advancing to Senior Chief, he reported to Patrol Forces Southwest Asia in November 2013, as the maintenance assist team supervisor. Following PATFORSWA, MCPO Lofing transferred to Portsmouth, UK as the Detachment Supervisor of the United Kingdom Non-Reciprocal Engineering Exchange Program; where he supervised 39 USCG MKs, EMs, and DCs that were integrated with the UK Royal Navy; as well as, advancing to Master Chief in November 2016,
MCPO Lofing is a proud graduate of the Chief Petty Officer Academy and the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (SELC), and a member of the Chief Petty Officer Association.
MCPO Lofing’s military awards include: Meritorious Service Medal, CG Commendation Service Medals; three CG Achievement Medals; Global War on Terror Service Medal; two National Defense Service Medals; CG Sea Service Ribbon; DOT Outstanding Unit Award; seven CG Good Conduct Medals; in addition to other unit awards.