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Seattle, WA 98174
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Rear Admiral John W. Lockwood


Rear Admiral John W Lockwood

Rear Admiral Lockwood assumed command of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District in June 1993. Commissioned from Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, Va., in June 1963, his first assignment was as operations officer aboard the buoy tender CGC Walnut in Miami Beach, Fla. His next assignment was as the executive officer aboard the Walnut. In 1966, he took command of the CGC Point White, a patrol boat of CG Division 13, deploying from Cat Lo, Vietnam, in Operation Market Time.

In August 1976, Lockwood attended the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va. After graduating in January 1977, he became the Coast Guard Liaison Officer to Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk.

Other tours include: commanding officer of the CGC Taney in Portsmouth, Va. from 1978 to 1980, Coast Guard representative to the U.S. Mission to the UN in New York from 1980 to 1983 and commanding officer of another high endurance cutter, the CGC Chase.

From 1986-1987, as commander of Caribbean Squadron during Operation Checkmate-7, Lockwood led three pulses of the joint USCG/USN task unit on air and surface drug interdiction operations off Columbia and throughout the Caribbean. In June, 1987 he became the first permanent Caribbean Squadron Commodore, planning and executing more than 25 operations at sea with the force.

His awards include two Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" and two Meritorious Service Medals. Rear Admiral Lockwood and his wife, Cyndee, currently reside in Florida.

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