Master Chief Adwoa Hendricks
Master Chief Petty Officer Adwoa S. Hendricks assumed the duties as the Co mmand Master Chief (CMC) for Base Miami Beach on June 13, 2021. Most recently she served as the CMC for the Deputy Commandant for Operations.
Command Master Chief Hendricks received a baccalaureate degree from Nova Southeastern University, where she majored in Health Science (2006). She also earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University (2009).
Her military education includes; The Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Senior Leadership Training, the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy; the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course, and the National Defense University Keystone Joint Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course.
CMC Hendricks military awards and decoration include: the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (three awards), a Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Coast Guard Commandant Letter of Commendation with operational “O”, (two awards), a U.S. House of Representative Congressional Special Recognition Award, and the Stars and Stripes Award for Leadership in Science Technology Engineering and Math, and various unit awards.
Command Master Chief Hendricks principle command cadre tours include Command Master Chief for Deputy Commandant for Operations (2019-2021), CMC for Pacific Area, Alameda CA (2018-2019), CMC for the Fifth Coast Guard District (2016-2018), Senior Enlisted Advisor to Command Cadre at the Coast Guard Navigation Center in Alexandria, Virginia (2013-2016), and Coast Guard Sector Detroit, Michigan 2010-2013)
Her principle staff and unit assignments include; Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Diversity as an Enlisted Gender Policy Advisor; Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Florida; USCGC DALLAS Charleston, South Carolina; Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service Houston-Galveston; and USCGC SHERMAN, Alameda, California.
CMC Hendricks is a native of Montego Bay Jamaica. She graduated from Amityville Memorial High School in Amityville, New York, in June 1993 and immediately entered Coast Guard Basic Training in Cape May, New Jersey, in August 1993. Upon completion of Basic Training, Command Master Chief’s first duty assignment was Group Galveston now Coast Guard Sector Galveston, Texas, and completed Radarman Apprentice School in Yorktown, Virginia, in 1994.