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.

Commander Jeremy Anderson

XO- Executive Officer, AirStation Borinquen

Commander Jeremy Anderson assumes the Executive Officer position at Air Station Borinquen following two years of service as the Air Station’s Operations Officer, where he managed all aviation Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, and Training operations. Arriving at Air Station Borinquen two months prior to Hurricanes Irma and Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, he helped lead the Coast Guard’s aerial response in delivering over 51,000lbs of humanitarian aid to those in need. As the Executive Officer, he is responsible for directing all administrative and logistical services for CG members and families at the remote overseas air station.
CDR Anderson enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1992 and served almost two years on USCGC WASHINGTON, a 110ft patrol boat based in Honolulu, HI, before gaining acceptance to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. His tours since graduating the academy in 1998 include two years navigating the Great Lakes on USCGC ACACIA, a 180ft buoy tender out of Charlevoix, MI, and serving as an operational duty standing pilot at air stations in North Bend, OR and Traverse City, MI. He then served four years at ATC Mobile, AL, as the Branch Training Officer and as the Assistant Branch Chief for the H-65 fleet. Prior to arriving in Borinquen,  he served at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C., in the office of Workforce Forecasting & Analysis. CDR Anderson reported to Navy Flight School in Pensacola, FL in April of 2000. Since then he has accumulated almost 3,500 total flight hours and piloted all CG models of the Dolphin, from the HH-65A to the MH-65D. CDR Anderson is originally from Sand Springs, OK, and together with his wife Lisa, they are the proud parents of four boys, Emmett, Wyatt, Travis, and Landon.

Master Chief Petty Officer Stanley C. deVegter

Command Master Chief, Air Station Borinquen

Master Chief deVegter assumed duties as the Command Master Chief at the 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.

LCDR Lawrence E. Tormey

Base Detachment Borinquen Supervisor

LCDR Lars Tormey is preparing to serve as the Base Detachment Borinquen Supervisor in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico where he will be responsible for 70 Active Duty Coast Guardsmen, 60 non-appropriated fund employees, and all mission support functions which support Coast Guard operations at Air Station Borinquen as well as other federal government missions in Puerto Rico through oversight of the “purple” housing site and medical clinic. LCDR Tormey is also the senior Civil Engineering officer on the ground in Aguadilla helping to direct the short, medium, and long –term shore plant reconstitution efforts that are part of a $140M rebuild plan of Coast Guard facilities in western Puerto Rico following damages caused by Hurricane Maria in Sept 2017.

Prior to standing up the Base Detachment, LCDR Tormey served from June 2017 – March 2019 as the Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen Facilities Engineer where he oversaw organic and surge workforces responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the largest base in D7 which spans 220 acres, includes the 3rdlargest housing site in the Coast Guard, and has a plant replacement value of over $750M.

From 2013-2017 LCDR Tormey served as the Mission Support Product Line Branch Chief in Providence, Rhode Island. There he implemented preliminary asset management strategies for a $5B portfolio of 10,000+ Coast Guard real property assets classified as security, industrial, and civil/public works infrastructure. His team also successfully implemented a standard program for the inventory, condition assessment, and mapping of CG-owned utility systems (ICAM). Prior to becoming a civil engineer, LCDR Tormey served as a marine safety professional. As the Facilities & Response Department Head at Marine Safety Unit Chicago he oversaw pollution response and the roll out the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program in the port of Chicago and the Illinois River. In his first tour at Sector Delaware Bay, he served initially as the Asst. Logistics Department head and subsequently as a marine inspector and new construction branch chief where he oversaw construction of multiple small passenger vessels and US flag deep draft tanker ships.

LCDR Tormey earned master’s degrees in Business Administration (Kellogg) and Engineering Management (McCormick) from Northwestern University in 2013. LCDR Tormey is also a 2005 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently registered as a Professional Engineer in the state of Rhode Island. His personal awards include the CG Commendation Medal, CG Achievement Medals, and a Commandant’s Letter of Commendation.

LCDR Tormey is originally from Ocean City, NJ and married to the former Rebekah Carr of Philadelphia, PA. They are parents to Jonah (7), Asia (5), and Phoebe (4), and recently adopted a Puerto Rican dog they named Ray. He also enjoys playing soccer, reading historical fiction, and learning to surf and spearfish the beautiful tropical waters of Puerto Rico.