ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY
Captain Pete Mingo is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. After commissioning, he served aboard the Coast Guard Cutter HAMILTON, where he studied and qualified as an Engineering Officer of the Watch and Officer of the Deck. Routinely embarking aviation detachments, HAMILTON patrolled the northern Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean and the eastern Pacific Ocean from South America to Alaska. Captain Mingo received his Naval Aviator wings in December of 1995 and was stationed in Cape May NJ. After closing down operations in Cape May, he relocated slightly to the north and was part of the 1998 commissioning of Coast Guard Group/Air Station Atlantic City, NJ. After completing his tour in New Jersey, he transferred to Jacksonville, FL and became a Plankowner of HITRON-10, the Coast Guard’s only aviation-Counter Drug squadron in 2000. He finished four years at HITRON, flying the MH-68A, departing as the unit standardization department head and lead instructor pilot. After an aircraft transition course in the spring of 2004, he was next assigned as a Plankowner of the Maritime Security Response Team in Chesapeake, VA. He flew MH-60’s out of Air Station Elizabeth City, NC as part of the Coast Guard’s only Counter- Terrorism unit, focused exclusively on maritime security threats. In 2006, Captain Mingo was assigned to Aviation Training Center Mobile, AL as the Chief of the Aviation Special Missions Branch. This Branch is responsible for Airborne Use of Force, Rotary Wing Air Intercept, Vertical Insertion (Fast Rope) and Joint Air-Surface Tactics. In 2008, Captain Mingo assumed the position as Chief of the Training Division at Aviation Training Center Mobile. With a staff of approximately 130 active duty and civilian instructors, he was responsible for initial and proficiency training in all of the Coast Guard’s fixed and rotary wing airframes (HC-130H/J, HU-25A, HC-144, MH-60J/T & MH-65C). In the summer of 2010, Captain Mingo was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC where he assumed leadership of the Future Forces Project Division (CG-1B1). A quick study and tour in the specialty of Human Resources Management, Captain Mingo received orders in 2011 to the position of Chief of Incident Management for Coast Guard District 13. This “All-Hazards” job encompassed the entire Pacific Northwest, including the inland waters of Puget Sound and the Columbia River. Captain Mingo has amassed 3300 flight hours in 3 Coast Guard helicopters and is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal (two times), the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (two times) and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal (four awards).
Captain Mingo was born in New London, CT and most recently resided on Bainbridge Island, WA with his wife Patricia and two teenage daughters, Nicole and Adrienne.