CDR Prince Neal
Commanding Officer, Air Station Washington
US Coast Guard
Commander Prince Neal is a 1995 graduate from the United States Coast Guard Academy. Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Economics, he was assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter HAMILTON, in Long Beach, CA from 1995-1997 as a Engineering Officer in Training (EOIT).
After earning his “Wings of Gold”, his first aviation assignment was to Coast Guard Air Station Miami, FL where he earned the designation of HU-25A/C/C+ Aircraft Commander. His next assignment was to Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, MA where he earned the designation of HU-25C/D Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner from 2002-2005. Commander Neal was then assigned to the Coast Guard Personnel Command (Officer Personnel Management) as an Aviation Assignments Officer, managing the assignment process for the aviation fleet. In 2007, Commander Neal was assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Washington, DC as Operations Officer, where he was responsible for the transportation of senior Department of Homeland Security and Coast Guard officials around the globe. While assigned to Air Station Washington, he earned the designations of C-37A Instructor Pilot and C-143A Aircraft Commander. In 2010, Commander Neal was selected to serve in the White House as the Military Aide to Vice President Biden. His most recent tour was as the Operations Officer of Air Station Barbers Point, HI where he held the designation of HC-130H Aircraft Commander.
Commander Neal is the recipient of the Department of Defense Superior Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals and two Coast Guard Letter of Commendations. Commander Neal's educational endeavors include the JPME Phase I completion through the Air Force Air Command and Staff College in 2006. He is also a Graduate of the Asia-Pacific Center for Strategic Studies Orientation Course in 2014. Commander Neal earned his Masters Degree from the Naval War College.