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.
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.