Master Chief Petty Officer Radford Hoffpauir assumed the duties of Command Master Chief on June 17, 2022, and serves as the Command Senior Enlisted Advisor for all U. S. Coast Guard missions on Training Center Cape May.  As the senior enlisted advisor to the command, Master Chief Hoffpauir advises on workforce issues and initiatives relative to the activities of the Training Center and the impact on the recruits, staff and families that call Cape May home.

    He most recently served as the Culinary Specialist Rating Knowledge Manager at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, California.

    During his distinguished career, Master Chief Hoffpauir earned the permanent Cutterman insignia and received three Coast Guard Commendation Medals with the Operational Distinguishing Device, five Coast Guard Achievement Medals with the Operational Distinguishing Device, and other personal and service awards.


    Master Chief Hoffpauir is from Crowley, Louisiana, and is married to the former Dawn E. Signorelli from Crowley, Louisiana.  They have two beautiful daughters, Dacey Elizabeth Hoffpauir and Riley Jae Veliz and three amazing grandsons, Joseph Bryan Veliz III, Bradley Wayne Veliz and Hunter Earendil Fox.


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