Captain Jon Gage graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. While at the Academy, he completed his Officer of the Deck qualifications and Engineer in Training license.
Captain Gage completed his first two ship assignments as the Damage Control Assistant aboard the USCGC CHILULA and USCGC DILIGENCE. In 1993, he was transferred to Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic on Governor’s Island, New York, where he served as 210’ Medium Endurance Cutter Type Desk Manager. He attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, from 1995 to 1997 where he earned his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and his Professional Engineer License. He was subsequently reassigned to Maintenance and Logistics Command, now in Norfolk, Virginia, where he served again as the 210’ Type Desk Manager. In 1999, he was transferred to the serve as the Engineer Officer on USCGC NORTHLAND, homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia. In 2002, he was assigned as the Patrol Boat Platform Manager at the Engineering Logistic Center in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2005, he was assigned as Commanding Officer of Naval Engineering Support Unit Cleveland, Ohio. In 2008, he returned to Norfolk and served as the Chief of Vessel Support at the Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic. In 2009, he was reassigned as the Medium Endurance Product Line Manager with the stand up of the Surface Forces Logistics Center. In 2012, Captain Gage was assigned as the Commanding Officer of Base New Orleans.
Captain Gage’s personal awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and a permanent Cutterman’s Pin, along with numerous team and unit awards. He was also selected as the U. S. Coast Guard 2011 Captain Richard Poore Award recipient for excellence in Naval Engineering.
CDR Laura E. King
Executive Officer (cd)
Commander Laura King graduated from Judson College in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Information Systems. She graduated from Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in 1995.
Commander King completed her first ship assignment as the Damage Control Assistant aboard the USCGC MUNRO. In 1997, she was transferred to Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California where she served as a Specification Writer. She attended George Mason University, from 2000 to 2002 where she earned her Master’s Degree in Information Systems and Software Engineering. In 2001, she was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Logistics Information in Washington, D.C., where she served as the Project Manager for Fleet Logistics System, Naval Engineering Supply Support System, CMPlus and COGNOS reporting. In 2004, she was transferred to serve as the Assistant Engineer Officer on USCGC HEALY, homeported in Seattle, Washington. In 2007, she was assigned as the Command Centers Product Line Leader at the Command, Control, & Communications Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. In 2010, she returned to Seattle and served as the Engineer Officer onboard USCGC HEALY. In 2012, CDR King was assigned as the Executive Officer of Base New Orleans.
Commander King’s personal awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, five Arctic Service Medals, and a permanent Cutterman’s Pin, along with numerous team and unit awards.