Breaking the Trail...
Marking the Way...
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Commander Stone assumed command of USCGC MOBILE BAY (WTGB 103 and CGB 12002) on June 28, 2011.
A native of Ledyard, CT, Commander Stone is a 1997 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Reserach. He earned a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island in 2003.
Commander Stone's previous assignments include three tours afloat: Deck Watch Officer and Operations Officer aboard USCGC PAPAW (WLB 308) in Galveston, TX; Executive Officer aboard USCGC NEAH BAY (WTGB 105) in Cleveland, OH; and Executive Officer aboard USCGC ELM (WLB 204) in Atlantic Beach, NC.
In addition to his afloat tours, Commander Stone served as a Mathematics Instructor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy from 2003 to 2006, where he taught Calculus, Probability and Statistics, and Computer Programming. Additionally, Commander Stone was assigned to the Office of Performance Management (CG-0954) at Coast Guard Headquarders in Washington, DC from 2008 to 2011, where he served as Assistant Program Manager, Training Coordinator, and Requirments Engineer for the Coast Guard Business Intelligence system.
Commander Stone is married to the former Lori McClusky from Franklin, PA. Together they have two childern: Gavin and Olivia.
Commander Stone is a permanent Cutterman whose personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (three awards), the Coast Guard Achievement Medal (two awards), the Commandant's Letter of Commendation, and the Sea Service Ribbon with two bronze stars.
Lieutenant Jason Stanko, originally from Centreville, VA, graduated from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy in May 2005 with a Bachelors Degree in Management. His first assignment was as a Deck Watch Officer aboard U. S. Coast Guard Cutter DAUNTLESS in Galveston, TX. After completing his first assignment, he transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter PEA ISLAND in Key West, FL where he served as the Executive Officer until July 2009.
He reported for post graduate school at the National Defense Intelligence College in August of 2009 and received his Master’s Degree in Strategic Intelligence upon graduation. In August of 2010 he became the Sector Intelligence Officer for Coast Guard Sector Detroit. Sector Detroit is responsible for conducting and overseeing all Coast Guard missions in the navigable waters on the central Great Lakes and the Detroit-St Clair River corridor from Tawas, Michigan to Vermillion, Ohio and along the shared international maritime border with Canada. LT Stanko reported to USCGC MOBILE BAY as the Executive Officer on 01 July 2013.
Lieutenant Stanko holds a Bachelor of Science in Management (Coast Guard Academy - 2005), a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence (National Defense Intelligence College – 2010) and a Master of Science in Forensic Science (University of Florida – 2012). He holds a Special Analytic Skills Certification in Foreign Denial and Deception Analysis from the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Lieutenant Stanko has been awarded the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation.
He is married to the former Katie Savoie, of Bay City, MI. They recently had their first child, a son named Jay.