Capt. Tina J. Peña

Commanding Officer, Air Station Borinquen

Captain Peña comes to Air Station Borinquen after completing ten months of study with the US Air Force at the Air War College in Montgomery, AL. She received her commission in December 1995, after graduating Officer Candidate School, and was assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter HAMILTON, homeported in San Pedro, California. As a Deck Watch Officer, Helicopter Control Officer and Boarding Officer, she deployed to the Bering and Caribbean seas and supported law enforcement missions across the globe.

In December 1999, she earned her wings of gold and was assigned to CG Air Station New Orleans. There, she upgraded to Aircraft Commander and supported a variety of land, shipboard and rig-based operations across the Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico. It was during this tour that she was designated an Aeronautical Engineer. In 2006, Captain Peña was assigned as the Assistant Aeronautical Engineering Officer at CG Air Station Atlantic City where she became an Instructor Pilot and assisted in the stand up of the National Capital Region’s Air Defense facility in Washington, DC. In 2010, she attended Purdue University and in 2011 was assigned as CG-931’s Aviation Acquisitions liaison at the Aviation Logistics Center. In 2013, Captain Peña was assigned as the Aeronautical Engineer at CG Air Station Miami, where she was responsible for ten aircraft and a 195-person maintenance team supporting search and rescue and law enforcement operations which included counter-narcotic and illegal migration activity throughout South Florida, the Florida Straits and Caribbean basin areas. Prior to the Air War College, she served as the Commanding Officer of CG Air Station New Orleans, from 2016 to 2018, where she was responsible for aviation missions across the Gulf Coast.
Captain Peña holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida and Master’s Degrees in Public Administration from Troy University, Industrial Administration from Purdue University, and Military Strategic Studies from the Air War College. She has served as an Instructor Pilot, an Aircraft Commander in all models of the H65 helicopter and has been qualified to conduct Rotary Wing Air Intercept missions. She has logged over 3,300 flight hours in the H65 and holds several FAA ratings to include her rotary wing Airline Transport Pilot (ATP). Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal. Captain Peña is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is married to James Peña, originally from Dallas, Texas.

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Command Master Chief

Master Chief Petty Officer Stanley C. deVegter

 Air Station Borinquen

Master Chief deVegter assumed duties as the Command Master Chief at United States Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Borinquen on May 18, 2018. His primary duty consists of assisting the Commanding Officer in all matters pertaining to the welfare, health, job satisfaction, morale utilization, and training of enlisted personnel in order to promote traditional standards of good order and discipline.  His past Senior Enlisted assignment included: Assistant Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO) and Aviation Maintenance Technician Platform Manager at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, FL.

Master Chief deVegter is a native of Savannah, Ga and enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1996.  Upon graduation from recruit training, he reported to the Coast Guard Cutter VALIANT in Miami Beach, FL, as a Fireman Apprentice. In 1997, he received orders to attend Aviation Structural Repair Mechanic (AM) “A” School to attain his Coast Guard enlisted rating specialty.  His earlier assignments included: CGAS Clearwater, CGAS Borinquen, AM “A” School in Elizabeth City, CGC VALIANT and Training Center Cape May, NJ.

Master Chief deVegter’s personal awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, seven Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He is also a graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy (2013) and Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (2016). He is also a fluent Spanish speaker.

Master Chief deVegter is married to the former Ms. Yanitza Rosado Velasquez of Aguadilla, PR and has three children Stanley, Camila, and Killian.