sector lake michigan command center

Ninth District

2420 S. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53207
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Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan is responsible for all Coast Guard missions on Lake Michigan and surrounding navigable waterways, including Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Aids to Navigation, Marine Safety, and Homeland Security. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Sector is the operational and administrative commander of 21 subordinate field units, including 18 multi-mission Stations, 1 Marine Safety Unit, 1 Marine Safety Detachment and 1 Sector Field Office.

Sector Lake Michigan’s missions are accomplished by a dedicated workforce of 510 Active Duty, 213 Reserve, and 15 civilian personnel. The Sector’s vessel inventory includes 55 boats: 5 47′ Motor Lifeboats; 8 41′ Utility Boats; 1 45′ Response Boat – Medium; 19 25′ Response Boat – Small; 1 49′ BUSL; 3 21’/23/26′ TANBs; and 5 NSBs; plus 12 ice skiffs and an airboat.


The all-volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary, 9th Western Region, supports Sector Lake Michigan performing a wide variety of operational, educational, support and training missions with 1200 personnel throughout the region.


Sector Lake Michigan is the largest of 35 Coast Guard Sectors in number of field units (22), and the 4th largest in number of personnel. It was
established on July 29, 2005, by combining the former Group Milwaukee, Marine Safety Office Milwaukee, Marine Safety Office Chicago, and Group Grand Haven.


The Sector Commander is the operational commander for all missions within his/her area of responsibility. The Sector Commander’s legal authorities include Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge of Marine Inspections, Federal on Scene Coordinator, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator and Search and Rescue (SAR) Mission Coordinator.


Download the Unit Overview sheet and the Command Services Guide to learn more about Sector Lake Michigan Command Center.



Directions from the nearest highway:


From I-94/I43, take I-794 East towards the Lakefront. Then, take exit 3 toward the Port of Milwaukee. Turn left at South Carferry Dr. and then right at South Lincoln Memorial Drive.


The General Mitchell International Airport is located within the Milwaukee city limits and is 5.6 miles from Station Milwaukee, which is about a 10 minutes drive.


The Chicago O’Hare International Airport is 80 miles south of Milwaukee.


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For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at


Check the US News Health directory online at to find the best doctor for your family.


The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website


Milwaukee is served by Milwaukee Public Schools, offering education to children of all ages, beginning as early as 3-years old in 165 different schools. The district also offers several charter and private schools.


To find a school, visit this page, which offers a list of all of the available schools in the following school districts:


Elmbrook School District
West Allis School District

South Milwaukee School District


If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.



Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.


If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.


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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.


Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.


Military Children and Teens Resource Guide


Milwaukee County, WI


Child Support Services (414) 615-2593


Child Support and Parents in the Military


Health & Human Services


Wisconsin Humane Society (262) 694-4047


Sheriff’s Office (414) 278-4788


Milwaukee Public Library (414) 286-3000

Commercial Phone (414) 747-7100
Commander (414) 747-7101
Administration Officer (414) 747-7102
Deputy Commander (414) 747-715
Command Admin Assistant (414) 747-7104
Chaplain (414) 747-7167
Command Senior Chief (414) 747-7082
Logistics Department Head (414) 747-7163
Response Department Head (414) 747-7183
Prevention Department Head (414) 747-7157
Chief – Servicing Personnel Office (414) 747-7144
Medical Branch – Supervisor (414) 747-7111
Supply Officer (414) 747-7091
Food Services Branch – Supervisor (414) 747-7118
Engineering Officer (414) 747-7113
Aids to Navigation Officer (414) 747-7188
Auxiliary Liaison (414) 406-9784
I.D. Cards (414) 744-9764
Security Watchstander (OOD) (414) 769-5555
Local Housing Authority (414) 747-7138
FAX (414) 747-7198


Government housing is not available, so service members assigned to this location are encouraged to seek housing in the area and live on the economy.
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Milwaukee is known for having rapidly changing weather due to its proximity to Lake Michigan. The summers are hot and humid, and the winters are cold and snowy. The warmest month is July, when the average temperature is about 71° F. The average for January is 22.3° F, which is the coldest month. Lake Michigan also produces a “lake breeze”, especially during the months of March and July.
The spring months bring most of the precipitation, and during the winter months, a moderate snow cover can be seen with typically less than 1 inch of snow on the ground. Average yearly precipitation is 33 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Milwaukee experiences all four seasons, with distinct weather changes.

The overall cost of living index for the city of Milwaukee is 89, which is 7% lower than the Wisconsin average and 11% lower than the national average. Based on the proximity of local amenities, Milwaukee has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. The median home value in Milwaukee is $115,500, which is 37% lower than the U.S. average. The average rent price for a 2-bedroom apartment in the area is $798 per month.

Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin with an estimated population of 595,351. The Milwaukee metropolitan area is the third-most densely populated metropolitan area in the midwest with an estimated population of 2,043,904 in 2014. With limitless possibilities, Milwaukee is filled with award-winning parks, miles of bike trails and endless festivals.


There are many points of interest in the Milwaukee area, including the popular Historic Third Ward located at 525 East Chicago Street, which offers all kinds of shopping, dining, performing arts and services. The Harley-Davidson Museum is open 363 days a year and celebrates the more than 100-year history of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Another popular attraction is Discovery World  which is Milwaukee’s largest science museum. This amazing museum features high-tech, hands-on exhibits, aquariums and theaters, drawing in thousands of visitors each year.


Miller Park is a baseball park that is home to the Milwaukee Brewers, the city’s Major League Baseball franchise. The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory  which is also known as “the Domes” is a popular site housing a large variety of plant and bird life within the three large domes.


In addition, there are many family-friendly attractions in the area. Milwaukee County Zoo is one of the country’s finest zoological attractions, with over 3,100 mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles housed in over 190 wooded acres. The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is filled with hands-on exhibits and educational activities geared towards children aged ten and under.


Milwaukee hosts a number festivals throughout the year, including the popular lakefront music festival called Summerfest. It is also known for its many well-developed parks. Milwaukee County Parks offer over 150 parks with over 15,000 acres with facilities for picnics, grills, disc golf, and ice skating.


Visit the City of Milwaukee Visitor Bureau for more information on things to do in the Milwaukee area.

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