Rear Admiral Ronald T. Hewitt Official Bio

RDML Ronald T. Hewitt is currently serving as the Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (CG-6) and is also the Coast Guard’s Chief Information Officer. His previous assignment was Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers in the Systems Directorate. Other assignments include Project Manager for both the National Distress and Response System Modernization Project (NDRSMP) known as Rescue 21 and the Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement project (MISLE) under the Acquisition Directorate, Coast Guard Headquarters; Commanding Officer, Electronics Support Unit Boston; Planning and Programming Staff, Office of Command, Control and Communications, Coast Guard Headquarters; Executive Officer, Communications Area Master Station Pacific, Point Reyes Station, California; the Omega Navigation Systems Center in Alexandria, Virginia; and the Electronics Engineering Center in Wildwood, New Jersey.

RDML Hewitt, a native of Oregon, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1978. He holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of Purdue in Electrical Engineering. He received a Master’s Certificate in Information Technology Project Management from George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional.

RDML Hewitt has been awarded the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (two awards), the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation among other service medals and awards.

Source: USCG Headquarters Flag Bios

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  1. I had the opportunity to hear RDML Hewitt address the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s National Training Conference this past January. The video can be seen here: mms://

    I also had the chance to attend a Q&A with his assistant, LT Moore, and get a deep understanding of CG-6’s commitment to supporting the future of Coast Guard through information services. I recall my favorite quote from the Admiral: “Forget about the technology. Focus on the information. The technology will follow in a natural progression.”

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    Eric J. Hebert, DSO-CS 11NR
    District Communication Services Officer
    District 11 Northern Region
    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
    Department of Homeland Security