CDR Brook Sherman received his commission upon graduation from the US Coast Guard Academy in 2001. A permanent cutterman, his underway experience includes tours as Damage Control Assistant in USCGC HARRIET LANE (WMEC-903), Navigator in USS STOUT (DDG-55), and Engineer Officer in USCGC MIDGETT (WHEC-726). Shore side, CDR Sherman was the first Office of Naval Engineering (CG-45) Technical Lead for the Fast Response Cutter (FRC) Acquisition, the Industrial Manager for Base Boston’s industrial activities in Boston, South Weymouth, and New Haven, and most recently served as the Base Operations Officer and Lead Resource Manager for the Director of Operational Logistics (DOL-3). In addition to a bachelor degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the US Coast Guard Academy, CDR Sherman holds advanced degrees in Naval Engineering and Systems Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic and State University where his research focused on dynamic vessel motion limit systems used to enhance aviation, cargo transfer and boat operations. CDR Sherman grew up in rural Sun Prairie, Wisconsin where he gained an early appreciation for service as an Eagle Scout and a general love for singing. Off-duty, CDR Sherman enjoys parenting his two exceptional children, Addison (10) and Cade (9), running, Ultimate Frisbee, photography and spending time outdoors.


Commander Dave McLoughlin

Commander Dave M. McLoughlin reported aboard Base Elizabeth City as the Executive Officer in July 2019.

Commander Dave M. McLoughlin assumed the duties as Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City Executive Officer on 01 July 2022. He is responsible for oversight of regional mission support activities within the Fifth Coast Guard District to Coast Guard units throughout North Carolina, under the leadership of Commander Brook Sherman, Base Elizabeth City Commanding Officer. Prior to this assignment Commander McLoughlin served as the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team East Logistics Officer.

Commander McLoughlin is a native of Deer Park, New York. He enlisted in the Coast Guard and completed Coast Guard Basic Training at Training Center Cape May in 1994. During his 28+ year career, he served in a diverse range of assignments. His enlisted assignments include USCGC HAWSER (WYTL-65610), Subsistence Specialist “A” School, Station Crisfield, USCGC STURGEON BAY (WTGB-109), Flag Quarters Manager for the Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, USCGC FORWARD (WMEC-911) and after rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, he was assigned to the Food Service Assistance Team East.

He received his commission to Chief Warrant Officer in 2005 and was assigned to the Uniform Distribution Center with a follow-on assignment to the Uniform Program, CG-122, where he was intricately involved in the design and rollout of the untucked Operational Dress Uniform. In 2009 he was promoted to Lieutenant with follow-on assignments to include the 2009-2013 FY Budget Coordinator for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support enterprise (DCMS-82), Sector New York Comptroller and Finance Officer, where he was directly responsible for developing, management and execution of $5.4M in operational and mission support funding, an managed $356M in capital property and real property. From there he was assigned to the USCG Finance Center as the Deputy Chief for the Accounts Payable Branch, where he and his team processed over 1 million payments for Coast Guard, TSA, and CWMD that amounted to over $6.6 billion in disbursements, and processed and paid over $10 million annually for 5,800 Personally Procured Moves.

Commander McLoughlin is a graduate of Class 118 of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Excelsior College and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School of Quality Management. Additionally, he earned a Career Studies Certificate in Accounting Technician from Tidewater Community College.

His military decorations include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (5), Coast Guard Achievement Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation (3), in addition to other service, personal and unit awards. Additionally, he was awarded the Department of Homeland Security Chief Financial Officer Award for Excellence; Outstanding Leadership, runner-up for the 2004 Coast Guard Food Service Specialist of the year, and has earned the Permanent Cutterman Insignia.

Commander McLoughlin is married to the former Misty Birch of Chincoteague, Virginia, his wife of over 25 years. Together they are the proud parents of three daughters, Olivia, Madison & Bridgette.

MSTCM Christie Hamilton

MSTCM Christie Hamilton is currently the Command Master Chief for Base Elizabeth City.  As a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, she received her Bachelors of Science from North Carolina State University and then enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in September 2000.  As the honor graduate of her Recruit Training class, she received orders to Group Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach, NC where she served as a FN in Group Engineering.  After MST-A school, she started her career at Marine Safety Office (MSO) Hampton Roads, in 2001.  While there, she climbed the ranks to E6 and earned a multitude of Maritime Qualifications.


In 2006, she transferred to MSO Long Island Sound where her primary duties included waterways management, conducting port state control exams, facility inspections, pollution responses and Lead Petty Officer of the enlisted bullpen.  MSTCS Hamilton went through Chiefs Call to Initiation in October 2009 and found her calling to mentoring, leading and serving the members of the Coast Guard.

In 2010 she returned to Sector Hampton Roads' Planning Department.  She served as the unit’s training officer and subsequently as the Facility and Container Branch Chief.  She was elected Vice President of the Hampton Roads CPOA chapter for three consecutive years, providing support to Coast Guard members and the community.  She expertly hosted the Military Advisor to the Secretary and DHS team in support of port security initiatives and accommodated several high visibility International Port Security Program Reciprocal visits.

In 2014 she transferred to Sector New Orleans for her first D8 tour in the gulf.  As the Chief of the Incident Management Division, in one of the Nation’s busiest pollution shops, she received her Federal On-Scene Coordinator’s Representative qualification and assisted with the transition of Deepwater Horizon response activities to the Sector Level.  She continued to be active in the Chiefs Mess and assisted in the re-writing of the Coast Guard’s Enlisted Employee Review Process and Civil Penalty TTP.  A staunch advocate for financial stewardship, she assisted military members in recouping over $110K in credit cards fees through the Service Members Civil Relief Act. 

In 2018 she advanced to Senior Chief and transferred to MSU Port Arthur as the collateral Command Senior Chief and Emergency Management Specialist.  As the Command Financial Specialist she assisted members in receiving over $150K in financial assistance through the 2020 hurricane season and global pandemic. In 2021 she transferred to Base Elizabeth, where the following November, she advanced to Master Chief.

Master Chief Hamilton’s awards include the Commendation Medals, Achievement Medals, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Honor Graduate, and numerous other awards.  She is a proud graduate of Chief Petty Officers Academy Class 185 and Senior Enlisted Leadership Class 73.  She is married to MSSD4 Hugh ‘Chip’ Hamilton and collectively have three children.