Capt. Brian Erickson

Defense Leadership

Tapped as the U.S. Coast Guard’s first-ever Chief Data Officer in 2021, Capt. Brian Erickson was elevated in 2023 to serve as the organization’s first Chief Data & Artificial Intelligence Officer (CDAO). A licensed engineer and recent MIT Sloan Fellow, Erickson has served in multiple operational assignments including flying rotary fixed-wing aircraft to conduct search and rescue, law enforcement and other military missions. He strives to enable advancements in data management, integration, and AI to ensure safer, more efficient operations across the Guard.

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