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PENOBSCOT BAY's Commanding Officer

LCDR James F. McCormack


Lieutenant Commander James McCormack, originally from Stonington, Connecticut, graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Computer Analysis.  His first tour was as a Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC WILLOW (WLB 202).  In 2004, he reported for duty as the Executive Officer aboard USCGC KATMAI BAY (WTGB 101) in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.  Following graduate school in 2008, Lieutenant Commander McCormack was assigned as a Manpower Requirements Analyst in the Human System Integration for Acquisition Division (CG-1B3) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Lieutenant Commander McCormack’s additional education accomplishments include a Master of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Computational Operations Research at The College of William and Mary.  He also earned a graduate certificate in Military Operations Research from George Mason University. His additional professional accomplishments include holding a 100-ton Master’s License with towing endorsement and the Acquisition Program Manager – Level 1 certification.

Lieutenant Commander McCormack’s personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal with Operational Distinguishing Device and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, also with the Operational Distinguishing Device.

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