RDML Anthony J. Vogt, USCG
Director of Governmental & Public Affairs
Advisor, Board of Directors
Rear Admiral Vogt is currently serving as the Director of Governmental and Public Affairs for the Coast Guard, where he is responsible for external engagement with Congress, the media and other intergovernmental entities.
He is a 1987 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Government. Upon receiving his commission, he was assigned to the USCGC Jarvis (WHEC-725) where he served in the Engineering Department and qualified as an Officer of the Deck.
Rear Admiral Vogt was selected for Naval Flight School where he earned his wings in 1990. His first aviation assignment was Air Station Los Angeles where he received the Federal Executive Board Heroism Award for a 1993 rescue mission. Later that year, Rear Admiral Vogt was assigned to Air Station New Orleans where he served in the Engineering Department and as an Instructor Pilot.
In 1997, he attended Purdue University where he received a Masters Degree in Business/Industrial Administration. Following his graduate studies, Rear Admiral Vogt was assigned to the Office of Aeronautical Engineering at Coast Guard Headquarters where he managed a $437 million aviation budget and coordinated workforce policies for aviation officers and enlisted. During his tour in Washington, DC, he also completed the 2001 Advanced Management Program at the National Defense University.
In 2003, Rear Admiral Vogt was assigned as Engineering Officer of Air Station Clearwater where he led maintenance and logistics support for 12 HH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and six HC-130 Hercules airplanes. As an HH-60 Aircraft Commander, he flew Operations Bahamas Turks & Caicos (OPBAT) law enforcement missions and Hurricane Katrina rescue operations.
In 2006, Rear Admiral Vogt served as Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Air Station Savannah. In 2008, he received a Masters Degree in National Resources Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. In 2009, he served as Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point.
In 2012, Rear Admiral Vogt served as Chief of Staff for the Seventeenth Coast Guard District headquartered in Juneau, Alaska. In this position, he led operations and directed resource support for crews conducting statutory missions throughout the environment of the Last Frontier and the emerging Arctic.
In 2014, Rear Admiral Vogt was assigned to the United States Coast Guard Academy where he served as the Assistant Superintendent.
Rear Admiral Vogt’s military decorations include the Legion of Merit, four Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.