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HALIBUT Leadership

Commanding Officer (CO)

LTJG James Hurtt

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Lieutenant Junior Grade James Matthew Hurtt, a native of Old Lyme, Connecticut, graduated with honors from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2012 with a B.S. in Government.

His career began as a Weapons Officer, Deck Watch Officer, Electronics Material Officer and Boarding Officer onboard USCGC THETIS (WMEC 910) homeported in Key West, FL.

After leaving USCGC THETIS in 2014, he transferred to Manama, Bahrain to serve as the Executive Officer of USCGC ADAK (WPB 1333), one of six forward deployed U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. While Executive Officer of USCGC ADAK, Lieutenant Junior Grade Hurtt administratively supported a crew of 22 personnel while facilitating coalition force activities in the territorial waters of Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and international waters across the Arabian Gulf.

Upon departure from USCGC ADAK in 2015 he began his current assignment as Commanding Officer of USCGC HALIBUT (WPB 87340) in sunny Marina del Rey, CA.

You may contact the CO at any time by contacting the base.

Executive Petty Officer (XPO)

BMC Peter MacPherson Brooks

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Chief Boatswain Mate Peter MacPherson Brooks, a native of Camarillo, California graduated from the United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May July 1997. His career began as a Seaman onboard USCGC SHERMAN (WHEC-720), homeported in Alameda, CA. After leaving USCGC SHERMAN in 2000 he transferred to Station Lake Worth Inlet in West Palm Beach FL. to serve as a Coxswain, Boarding Officer, Officer of the Day and Rescue and Survival Systems Petty Officer. Chief Brooks has since served at Patrol Forces South West Asia in Manama, Bahrain, USCGC BLACKTIP in Oxnard, CA, USCGC KITTIWAKE in Kauai HI, Station Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach, NC and the Ready for Operations Inspection Team in Astoria, OR. Upon departure from Ready for Operations, Astoria OR in 2013 he began his current assignment as Executive Petty Officer of USCGC HALIBUT (WPB 87340) Marina del Rey, CA.

You may contact the XPO at any time by contacting the base.

Engineering Petty Officer (EPO)

MKC Stephen Chase Coward

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Chief Machinery Technician Stephen Chase Coward, a native of Grand Junction, Colorado joined the Coast Guard just 14 days into 2003. Upon completion of boot camp he reported aboard the USCGC Midgett (WHEC 726) in Seattle, WA. After a short stop in "A" school he returned to the USCGC Midgett. After being a key part of a record-breaking drug bust he walked across the pier to Station Seattle. During his time there he was the lead engineer of his section, boat engineer, tactic crewman and boarding officer. After making MK1, Chief Coward took his first Engineer Petty Officer position at the isolated Surf Station Quillayute River in La Push, WA. From there, he moved on to his only black hull, the USCGC Kankakee in Memphis, TN. Currently, he holds the Engineer Petty Officer position on the USCGC Halibut in Marina Del Rey, CA.

You may contact the EPO at any time by contacting the base.

Last Modified 1/14/2016