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Rear Admiral Ronald T. Hewitt


Rear Admiral Ronald T. Hewitt assumed the duties of the Assistant Commandant for Human Resources on May 29, 2009.

The Human Resources Directorate is made up of HR professionals, military and civilian, with one distinct mission: to meet the people needs of the Coast Guard while meeting the needs of Coast Guard people.

His prior flag assignments include Commander, Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic and Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (CG-6), during this time Rear Admiral Hewitt was detailed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as their acting CIO where he led the department’s infrastructure technology transformation project.

Rear Admiral Hewitt’s other career assignments include Project Manager for "Rescue 21," and the Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement (MISLE); Commanding Officer, Electronics Support Unit Boston; Executive Officer, Communications Area Master Station Pacific, Project Engineer at the Omega Navigation Systems Center, Electronics Engineering Center in Wildwood, New Jersey and Operations Officer on the USCGC BITTERSWEET.

Rear Admiral Hewitt, a native of Oregon, is a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science; as well as a 1982 graduate of Purdue University with a Master of Science Degree; both degrees in Electrical Engineering. In 2000 he received a Master's Certificate in Information Technology Project Management from George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Rear Admiral Hewitt’s military decorations include three Legion of Merits, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and the Commandant's Letter of Commendation.

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