Rear Admiral John Mauger, First District Commander, U.S. Coast Guard

Rear Admiral John Mauger 

First District Commander, U.S. Coast Guard 

John Mauger is a native of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. He earned an undergraduate degree from the Coast Guard Academy and an M.S. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  He has also pursued, with distinction, programs offered to him through the United States military. 

He has held operational assignments in Charleston, South Carolina, and has been part of activities in Europe. He was Assistant Engineering Officer of a high endurance cutter in Honolulu. His staff tours include Chief of Commercial vessel Security following the 9/11 attacks and as an engineer at the Marine Safety Center and Electronics Engineering Center. 

Mauger served as Military Assistant to the Director, Office of Net Assessment at the Pentagon. He was Chief of Staff for the Department of Homeland Security’s 2008 presidential transition team. He served as the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy. He assumed the duties of Commander, First Coast Guard District in May 2022. 

He is married to Leah and they have two children. 

In the News…

Coast Guard Rear Admiral John Mauger said last week that teams had found pieces of the missing submersible Titan “consistent with a catastrophic implosion of the vessel” near the Titanic. The most recent reports say that the submersible, which had trapped five people, likely imploded within hours after beginning its descent into the Atlantic Ocean. 

On Sunday, the U.S. Navy detected “an acoustic anomaly consistent with an implosion,” but search and rescue teams had held out hope, using the information to guide them into a narrower search area. 

Rear Admiral Mauger also confirmed that search crews had discovered five major pieces of the missing submersible on the sea floor just 16,000 feet from the bow of the Titanic. He said it was still too early to determine exactly when the vessel imploded, but what officials do know is that contact with the mothership was lost an hour and 45 minutes after it submerged. 


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