Captain Prince assumed duty as Chief of Staff Eleventh Coast Guard District in July 2011. Prior to assignment as Chief of Staff, he served as Commanding Officer of USCGC BERTHOLF (WMSL-750) homeported in Alameda, California from 2009 to 2011.
Captain Prince is a Cutterman and has completed seven other sea-going assignments. He previously served afloat as Commanding Officer USCGC JARVIS (WHEC-725) homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii; Commanding Officer USCGC ACTIVE (WMEC-618) homeported in Port Angeles, Washington; Commanding Officer USCGC WALNUT (WLB-205) homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii; Commanding Officer USCGC SITKINAK (WPB-1329) homeported in Key West, Florida; Executive Officer USCGC BITTERSWEET (WLB-389) homeported in Woods Hole, Massachusetts; Commanding Officer USCGC POINT EVANS (WPB-82354) homeported in Alamitos Bay, California; and as a Deck Watch Officer in USCGC VENTUROUS (WMEC-625) homeported in San Pedro, California.
Captain Prince has completed staff assignments as Chief, Resource Management and Planning Branch at Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area in Alameda, California; Officer Assignments Detailer at Commander, Coast Guard Personnel Command in Washington, DC; and Rescue Coordination Center Controller/Operations Duty Officer at Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District in Long Beach, California.
Captain Prince is a 1985 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, earning a Bachelors Degree with Honors in Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture. He subsequently earned a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies at the United States Marine Corps War College in 2007.