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USCG Station Golden Gate
Command Cadre

CWO3 Mark Allstott CWO3 Mark T. Allstott
Commanding Officer

CWO Allstott, originally hails from Hermiston, Oregon and enlisted into the U.S. Coast Guard in 1987. Upon graduation from Basic Training, he was assigned to USCGC Spencer homeported in Boston, MA. From there, he served at Station(s) Castle Hill, Newport, RI where he earned the Coxswain qualification, Motor Lifeboat Station Neah Bay, Neah Bay, WA, Motor Lifeboat Station Chetco River, Brookings, OR, where he earned the Surfman qualification. Following these successful tours, he was reassigned as the Executive Petty Officer aboard USCGC POINT Winslow, Morgan City, LA, earning the Underway Officer of the Day qualification. Continuing on with his career, he was then reassigned as Executive Petty Officer of Motor Lifeboat Station Humboldt Bay, Samoa, CA. Upon promotion to Boatswain’s Mate Chief, he was assigned as Officer in Charge Station Toledo, OH. Rounding out his enlisted career, he was commissioned as Chief Warrant Officer in 2004, where he was reassigned as Assistant Operations Officer Maritime Safety and Security Team LA/LB, San Pedro, CA. From there, he received orders as Commanding Officer, Motor Lifeboat Station Yaquina Bay, Newport, OR. -submitted by BM1Kendall

BMC George Vassaur BMC George W. Vassaur
Executive Petty Officer

BMC George Vassaur is a native of Arkadelphia Arkansas and enlisted in the USCG in April of 1994. Upon graduating from boot camp at the Coast Guard’s Training center in Cape May New Jersey, Chief Vassaur reported to his first assignment, the Coast Guard Cutter Mustang (WPB-1310). While assigned to the cutter Mustang, Chief Vassaur quickly advanced from a non-rated seaman to a Boatswain’s Mate third class (BM3). In the summer of 1996 Chief Vassaur was transferred to one of Coast Guards west coast surf stations, Station Chetco River. While serving at Chetco River, BMC Vassaur was promoted to Boatswain’s Mate second class (BM2) and obtained his certification as a Motor Lifeboat Surfman. In January of 2002, BMC Vassaur received orders to the National Motor Lifeboat School located near the mouth of the Columbia River in Ilwaco, Washington where he served as an instructor and also advanced to BM1 not long after he got there. In the fall of 2005, BMC Vassaur advanced to Chief Boatswain’s Mate and assumed the role of the school’s Senior Instructor. BMC Vassaur reported to U. S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate in the summer of 2009 assuming the duties of the unit’s Surfman Trainer and then relieved CWO2 Timothy Woody as Station Golden Gate's Executive Petty Officer (XPO) in March of 2011. Chief Vassaur is accompanied by his wife, Rose Vassaur, a native of Tillamook Oregon, their son William Vassaur and his two wonderful black labs, Lilly and Samantha. . -submitted by BM1 Lavender

MKC Brian Wheeler MKC Brian Wheeler
Engineering Petty Officer

Chief Wheeler entered the U. S. Coast Guard in July of 1986. Upon graduation from basic training he was assigned to the USCG cutter Morgenthau homeported at ISC Alameda, Ca. After serving two years on the Morgenthau, chief Wheeler attended Machinery Technician 'A' schhool at Training Center Yorktown in Virginina. After successfuly graduating from 'A' and attaining the rank of Machinery Technician third class (MK3), Chief Wheeler was assigned to USCG Station Umpqua River in Winchester Bay, Oregon. Following Station Umpqua River, Chief Wheeler was stationed at USCG Cutter Orcas in Coos Bay Oregon, Station New York, Station Golden Gate in Sausalito California(1st tour), Station Yaquina Bay in Newport Oregon and Station Galveston located 50 miles south of Houston Texas. Chief Wheeler is serving his second tour of duty here at Station Golden Gate, currently as the Engineering Petty Officer. The Engineering Petty Officer (EPO) is responsible for supervising and managing the entire engineering department which maintains all systems onboard the Station, Station boats and the stations vehicles. -submitted by BM1 Lavender

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