Commander William R. Gibbons
Commander Gibbons assumed the duties as Executive Officer, Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma in July 2015.
Prior to reporting to Petaluma, Commander Gibbons served as the Chief of Response for Sector Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. His other assignments include USCGC NORTHLAND (WMEC-904) in Portsmouth, Virginia; Vessel Traffic Service and Command Center, CG Sector New York; Office of Boat Forces (CG-731) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC; Commanding Officer of CG Station Grand Isle, Louisiana; and Senior Performance Consultant, FORCECOM Training Division (FC-T), Washington, DC.
A native of Totowa, New Jersey, Commander Gibbons is a 1996 graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Management, and a 2008 graduate of Florida State University with a Master of Science in Instructional Systems. His awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Department of Transportation 9/11 medal, and numerous other personal and unit awards.