Commanding Officer

Captain Roger Omenhiser

Captain Captain Roger OmenhiserCAPT Omenhiser is currently the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, responsible for mission support activities that support Coast Guard operations by the Seventh Coast Guard District and its subordinate commands.  Base Miami Beach serves as the host command for Sector Miami and several of its sub-units, and provides port services for all transient Coast Guard and visiting vessels.  It also includes geographically distributed depot-level maintenance functions in Naval Engineering and Electronics Engineering, and provides logistics, administrative, financial, purchasing, and health care services to Coast Guard units throughout the state of Florida.

CAPT Omenhiser’s most recent assignment was Appropriations Management Division Chief within the Office of Resource Management at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. In this role, he oversaw the Coast Guard’s budget authority as specified in Appropriations Acts and OMB Apportionments, ensuring consistency with the President’s Budget and Congressional intent.

Other previous assignments include Executive Officer at Base Miami Beach, Comptroller at Training Center Cape May, New Jersey, Logistics Department Head at Sector Lower Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee, Mission Support Budget Execution at Coast Guard Headquarters, Law Enforcement Detachment 402 Officer-in-Charge at Tactical Law Enforcement Team South in Opa-Locka, Florida, and Deck Watch Officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter VALIANT in Miami Beach, Florida. 

CAPT Omenhiser is a 2001 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Government.  In 2008, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Florida’s Hough Graduate School of Business. He is also a Certified Government Financial Manager.  

His honors include three Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, one Coast Guard Achievement Medal and a Commandant’s Letter of Commendation. He is married to the former Ms. Cheryl Dudek from Buffalo, New York.  Roger & Cheryl have twins, son Ethan and daughter Evelyn, who are 7 years old.

Executive Officer

Commander Joseph Graham

CDR Graham

CDR Graham is currently the Executive Officer of Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, responsible for mission support activities that enable Coast Guard operations conducted by the Seventh Coast Guard District and its subordinate units. Base Miami Beach and its six detachments have an area of responsibility encompassing four Sectors, two Air Stations, and numerous other units and cutters throughout the state of Florida. 

Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Communications & Security Department Head at the Coast Guard’s Eleventh District. In that capacity, he provided policy oversight on all Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, and Intel system (C5I) matters impacting the operational Coast Guard units in the District.  While assigned here, he also served as the chair of the Communications Work Group for North American Maritime Security Initiative. 

Previous assignments include Chief of Logistics at Sector Maryland-National Capital Region (NCR), where he also filled the role of Logistics Section Chief at the Incident Command Post providing maritime security for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration.  Additionally, he was the Operations Officer at Electronic Support Unit Alameda, Supervisor at Electronic Systems Support Detachment Alameda, and Branch Chief at the Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center (C3CEN).  He also served aboard USCGC CHASE, homeported in San Diego, CA.

CDR Graham is a proud member of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy class of 2004, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  He earned a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2008.

Command Master Chief

Master Chief Adwoa Hendricks

Master Chief Adwoa HendricksMaster 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.