VADM (Ret.) - Jody A. Breckenridge, USCG
Vice Adm. (Ret.) Jody A. Breckenridge served as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, from July 2009 to May 2010, overseeing operations of units performing missions across over 73 million square miles throughout the Pacific Basin to the Far East. Additionally, she had oversight of two service level commands — the Deployable Operations Group and the Coast Guard Force Readiness Command.
Previously, Vice Adm. Breckenridge served as the Director, Strategic Transformation Team, where she was responsible for aligning and synchronizing the efforts to transform and modernize the Coast Guard. Simultaneously, she served as Assistant Commandant for Human Resources where she had oversight of the Coast Guard’s HR professionals. From 2006-2007 Vice Adm. Breckenridge served as Commander of the Eleventh Coast Guard District in Alameda, Calif., overseeing Coast Guard operations in the Southwest and the Eastern Pacific. Her initial flag assignment was as Commander, Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific, with responsibility for all mission support in the Pacific Theater.
Vice Adm. Breckenridge grew up in Potomac, Md., and joined the Coast Guard in 1976, graduating from the Officer Candidate School in June of that year. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, and a Masters Degree of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. While attending the University of Maryland, she was elected to the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi and was presented an Excellence in Scholarship award, graduating with honors. In 2007 she was honored with the University of Maryland Distinguished Alumnus Award.