Emma E. Silcox
Lieutenant Commander Emma Silcox serves as the Base Miami Beach Comptroller where she oversees the execution of support operations for 15 tenant commands and 625 Coast Guard personnel is responsible for the development, management, and execution of a $4 million budget.
In May of 2000, Lieutenant Commander Silcox began her career aboard Coast Guard Cutter LEGARE (WMEC 912), a 270-foot cutter homeported in Portsmouth, VA as a Deck Watch Officer. From 2002 – 2005, she served as the Alien Migrant Interdiction Officer in the District Seven Office of Law Enforcement where she was responsible for the coordination and support of migrant Law Enforcement operations. In this role, she served as the primary planner for Operation Monitor, ensuring the safety and protection of American citizens while preventing an international incident, and was the lead planner for the maritime and air operations sections of the Department of Homeland Security’s Task Force Southeast Operation Vigilant Sentry.
From 2005 – 2006, she served as the Enforcement Division Chief at Sector Hampton Roads, in Portsmouth, VA where she was oversaw the administrative and tactical control of five 87′ patrol boats and one 65′ harbor tug and directed Maritime Homeland Security and Defense Operations, Search and Rescue, and Fisheries Enforcement operations off the Atlantic coast.
From 2006 – 2009, she served as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Response and Assistant Chief of the Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security Branch at District Seven. In this capacity, she coordinated and oversaw execution of the Chief of Response’s direction and priorities, prioritized and executed the $2.5 million budget, and enforced Operation Neptune Shield compliance in four strategic ports.
From 2009 – 2011, she served as the Lead Planner at District Seven where she directed the analysis, planning, performance, utilization and recapitalization for the third largest Coast Guard shore facility inventory. Her scope of responsibilities included oversight of nearly 150 diverse units with a shore facility inventory valued at over $1.5 billion.
Lieutenant Commander Silcox is a 2000 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy. She holds a Masters in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.
Her personal awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medal, two Achievement Medals, and two Commandant’s Letter of Commendation as well as various service and unit awards. She is also a 2011 recipient of the Florida Diversity Council Glass Ceiling Award.
Lieutenant Commander Silcox is a native of Prescott, Arizona. She and her husband Heyward, also a Coast Guard Officer, are proud parents of Kylie and Elliott.