Senior Chief Clifford Brack was born in Lihue Kauai, HI in 1975. He grew up on Oahu where he graduated from high school and enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1993.
Senior Chief Brack attended Basic Training at Cape May, NJ. After graduating as a SA, he received orders to the USCGC Sassafras (WLB-401) home ported in Honolulu, HI. In 1996, he attended Damage Controlman “A” school in Yorktown, VA. Upon graduating from “A” school in 1997, Damage Controlman Third Class Brack received orders to the USCGC Point Evans (WPB-82354) home ported in Lihue Kauai, HI. While stationed on the Point Evans, Petty Officer Third Class Brack qualified as in-port Officer of the Day, under way Engineer of the Watch, Boarding Officer, Emergency Medical Technician, maintained six government owned homes, and advanced to Damage Controlman Second Class. Once tour complete, Petty Officer Brack received orders to the USCGC Polar Sea (WAGB-11) in 1999, home ported in Seattle, WA. While there, he qualified as in port and under way auxiliary watch stander, conducted Damage Control PQS training, supervised the Damage Control Petty Officer program, affected numerous routine and emergency repairs to the ship, made two south patrols to McMurdo science station in Antarctica, and one north patrol to Nome, AK. In the summer of 2002, Petty Officer Brack transferred to the USCGC Barbara Mabrity (WLM-559) home ported in Mobile, AL. While there, Petty Officer Brack quickly qualified as in port Officer of the Day, underway Engineer of the Watch, buoy deck boom operator, conducted all Damage Control PQS training, and advanced to Damage Controlman First Class. In 2004, Petty Officer Brack was short toured, receiving orders to Marine Safety Office Puget Sound. While there, he qualified as Foreign Freight Vessel Inspector, Foreign Freight Vessel Security Inspector, Tank Vessel Inspector, assumed the duties of Lead Petty Officer, and advanced Chief Damage Controlman. Upon completing his tour at Sector Seattle in 2008, Chief Brack Received orders to USCG Station Yaquina Bay in New Port, OR. While there, he managed the administrative and maintenance needs of 21 Coast Guard owned homes, earned his Associates Degree from Vincennes University, and served as the units Command Chief. In 2012, Chief Brack received orders to the USCG Gulf Strike Team. Currently Senior Chief Brack manages EM’s, ET’s, DC’s, the units Commercial Drivers License program, and assumed the duties and responsibilities of unit Command Chief in 2014.
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