MIAMI, Fl. (June 25, 2019) – Capt. Michael Platt assumed command of Air Station Miami on July 21, 2017. He is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and entered the Coast Guard through the Minority Officer Recruitment Effort (MORE), now known as the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI). He graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Science, American Military University with a Masters of Science, and the National War College with a Master of Science in National Security Strategy. Capt. Platt was also a 2014 MIT Seminar XXI Fellow.
Capt. Platt previously served at five Coast Guard aviation units including command of Coast Guard Air Station Detroit from 2010 through 2012. During the course of his career he accumulated over 3,400 hours of flight time.
Prior to attending flight training, Capt. Platt was as a boarding officer and deployable officer in charge with Law Enforcement Detachment One, and after completing National Search and Rescue School, served as a Command Duty Officer at Coast Guard Greater Antilles Section (GANTSEC) Command Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Capt. Platt’s staff tours include the First Coast Guard District’s Incident Management Branch in Boston; Special Assistant to the 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard; and most recently Chief of the Homeland Defense Division and Coast Guard Liaison Officer to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J3 Directorate for Operations at the Pentagon.
Capt. Platt has earned various personal, unit, and service awards.