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COMMANDER Ralph R. "Bob" Little

United States Coast Guard

 Photo CDR Bob Little, CO


Commander Bob Little is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and has over nine years of sea duty aboard four Coast Guard Cutters.  Upon graduation from the Academy, he first served as the First Lieutenant and Law Enforcement Officer aboard USCGC THETIS (WMEC 910) home ported in Key West, FL.  In 1997 Commander Little was assigned as Executive Officer of USCGC NANTUCKET (WPB 1316), also home ported in Key West.  In two afloat tours within the Coast Guard’s Seventh District, Commander Little conducted myriad law enforcement, search and rescue, interdiction and humanitarian missions throughout the Straits of Florida and the Caribbean.  In the spring of 2004, Commander Little was assigned as Executive Officer of USCGC ELM (WLB 204), home ported in Atlantic Beach, NC.  Aboard ELM, He served in both the Fifth and Seventh Coast Guard Districts conducting aids to navigation, homeland security, environmental and marine mammal protection missions.  His most recent afloat assignment was as Commanding Officer of USCGC KUKUI (WLB 203) home ported in Honolulu, HI, where he conducted aids to navigation and law enforcement patrols across the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. 

Commander Little’s staff assignments have included Deputy Comptroller at the Coast Guard’s Training Center in Yorktown, VA, Coast Guard Headquarters Office of Resource Management, and Commandant’s Staff as the Special Assistant to the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard.  In addition to a bachelor of science in management from the Academy, Commander Little has been awarded a master of business administration from the College of William and Mary and is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College.  Most recently, Commander Little completed the Sloan Fellows Program in Global Leadership and Innovation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. 



Last Modified 7/10/2015