Captain Little reported for duty as Deputy, USCG Sector Hampton Roads in Sep 2009.
Since arriving, he has also been involved in the services response to two
major catastrophic events--serving alongside the Haitian Port Director
following the Jan 2010 earthquake to reopen Port-Au-Prince harbor and also
in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Aug 2011.
A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Captain Little has been in the Coast Guard 28 years having enlisted following four years working commercially on the Western Rivers. He has served on several Coast Guard cutters and commanded three; including KATMAI BAY and MOBILE BAY and he commissioned the service’s newest icebreaking/bouytender, CGC MACKINAW on the Great Lakes in 2006. His ashore assignments include Watch Supervisor and Operations Officer, USCG Vessel Traffic Service Houston/Galveston; USCG Headquarters Office of Waterways Management and Office of International Affairs; Chief, Atlantic Area/Fifth Coast Guard District Aids to Navigation and Waterways Management Branch in Portsmouth, VA where he oversaw 7 buoy and construction tenders, 10 Aids to Navigation Teams and the International Ice Patrol. He also served in the Atlantic Area Incident Management Center throughout waterway restoration operations in Virginia/North Carolina following Hurricane Isabelle and in the Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Katrina.
Captain Little holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is married and has two children.