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High-ranking Coast Guard official from Indiana removed for misconduct

Coast Guard reassigns commander from Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Timothy Beard, master chief petty officer for the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, was permanently removed from his position Wednesday following an investigation on misconduct allegations.

They relieved Beard, citing a “loss of confidence” in his judgement and ability to “fulfill his assigned duties.”

In his role, he was the senior enlisted member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and advised leadership on personnel matters.

Beard is a native of Lawrenceburg, Ind.. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1984. In 1998, he enlisted into the Coast Guard Reserve. He assumed the duties of the 8th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve on May 19, 2022.

Officials said in a statement to, “Leaders must lead by example and uphold the highest standards.

“If unsatisfactory conduct is substantiated, the Coast Guard will take appropriate action, including removal from leadership positions, to ensure that those who violate our values are held accountable for their actions.”

This is the second relief of high-ranking official in the past month. On April 24, Navy Capt. Daniel Mode, the chaplain of the Coast Guard, was removed due to a loss of confidence in his ability to act upon being informed of sexual misconduct by a fellow chaplain.

According to, officials say that he failed to take action when he was made aware of sexual misconduct by another chaplain that had taken place before the chaplain joined the Navy.