Martin Goodwin, District Chief of Staff

Martin Goodwin
District 7 Chief of Staff

Welcome to the District 7 Chief of Staff (DCOS) web page. The DCOS works under the District Commodores’s general direction and assists in the administration and accomplishment of all district activities. This office supervises and works with the District Staff Officers (DSOs) and the District Directorate Chiefs (DDCs), oversees the administration and management of district Auxiliary programs, and, when directed, acts for and on behalf of the DCO.

District 7 has three (3) Directorate Chiefs (DDC). Each DDC supervises and works with the District Staff Officers under their area of responsibility.

DDC for Response is Jack Miller. The Response Directorate is responsible for Aviation, Communications, Operations, and Incident Management.

DDC for Prevention is Mark Crary. The Prevention Directorate is responsible for Marine safety, Member training, Navigation Systems, State Liaison, Public Education, Program Visits and Vessel Examinations.

DDC for Logistics is Murray Price. The Logistics Directorate is responsible for Communication Services, Diversity, Food Service, Human Resources, Information Services, Materials, Public affairs and Publications.

We have a dedicated group of District Staff Officers (DSO) and Assistant District Staff Officers (ADSOs) who work with and assist members of District 7. These DSOs and ADSOs are there to help Divisions and Flotillas in whatever manner is needed. Due to increased demands and continued budget cuts, it is more important than ever for Flotillas and Divisions to work together, share resources and ideas. We’re proud of our District 7 members’ as they stand ready to meet the ever increasing needs of the Coast Guard and our communities.

Our District 7 officers are here to provide the support needed to accomplish these mission.

Remember, we are a part of a great team, TEAM COAST GUARD!

Martin Goodwin
D7 Chief of Staff