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Sunday, June 23, 2024


Jun. 10, 2003 – U.S. Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Marvin Wells, a 1978 graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School, has accepted the duties of Coast Guard Seventh District (D7) East Command Master Chief (CMC).
He will begin this assignment on July 17. Wells is the first Virgin Islander to achieve the position of Gold Badge CMC in the U.S. Coast Guard.
His duties include addressing housing issues, medical, work environment and any other work issues relating to Coast Guard personnel in the eastern portion of the district.
There are more than 10,000 members of the Coast Guard that patrol the district's 1.8 million square miles, making it one of the largest areas of responsibility in the Coast Guard with a climate ideal for year-round boating. Approximately 4,600 active duty, 250 civilian, 1,000 reserve, and 5,000 personnel patrol the district's area of responsibility, which includes South Carolina, Georgia, most of Florida, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and most of the Caribbean.
Wells is the son of Marcia Wheatley and stepson of Calvin Wheatley of St. Thomas. He has received many Coast Guard honors. He holds a bachelor's degree in science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is currently completing a master's degree in aeronautical science.

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