June 7, 2021: Captain Eric J. Doucette assumed the duties as the Chief of Staff for the Ninth Coast Guard District in July 2021. Prior to his assignment with the Ninth District, Captain Doucette was the Captain of the Port Boston and Commander Sector Boston where he oversaw all Coast Guard missions. Captain Doucette serves under the District Commander to oversee all Coast Guard missions across the five Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. He also serves as the senior authority during absences of the District Commander. Captain Doucette served at the White House from 2016 to 2018 as Special Advisor to both Vice President Biden and Vice President Pence.