As director of western rivers and waterways for the Coast Guard’s Eighth District, Capt. Keith M. Doxey is responsible for the largest waterways management, aids to navigation and vessel traffic service programs within the Coast Guard, encompassing the busiest U.S. ports. He previously served as waterways operations product line manager, supporting aids to navigation and marine environmental response missions and as commanding officer of Project Resident Office Baltimore, executive officer legacy sustainment support unit, Atlantic area resource management branch chief (LANT-82). Additional tours include J1 Joint Task Force East, inaugural program depot maintenance branch chief small boat product line, MLCLANT VR-6 branch chief, U.S. Coast Guard Dallas and naval engineering support unit in Portsmouth, Va. Doxey enlisted in the Coast Guard in January 1991. Upon graduation from basic training in Cape May N.J., he attended electricians mate school. Follow-on enlisted tours include USCGC Legare, NESU Portsmouth, TACLET North. Doxey successfully completed officer candidate school in 2001 and received his commission to ensign. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Strayer University, a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Strayer University and an Associate of Applied Science in computer electronics technology from ECPI University. He holds level 3 acquisition certifications in project management and production, quality and manufacturing. He and his wife, Spring, reside in Hammond, La.