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USCGC DILIGENCE (WMEC 616)
WILMINGTON, N.C.

COAST GUARD CITY

 


CDR Jeffrey K. Randall, USCG
Commanding Officer,
USCGC DILIGENCE (WMEC 616)

   

CDR Randall graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1993 with a degree in Civil Engineering.  He then went on to serve in numerous positions afloat as the Operations Officer onboard USCGC IRONWOOD (WLB-297) homeported in Kodiak, AK and later as the Weapons Officer aboard USCGC RUSH (WHEC-723) in Honolulu, HI.  CDR Randall continued his underway career as Commanding Officer, USCGC STATEN ISLAND (WPB-1345) in Atlantic Beach, NC.  During this time the cutter performed multiple counter-narcotic missions in addition to standard law enforcement, search and rescue, and alien migrant interdiction operations.  Under CDR Randall’s command, STATEN ISLAND was instrumental in helping to seize 800 kilograms of cocaine, and twice received the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council’s Fishery Achievement Award.  CDR Randall also served as Commanding Officer, USCGC WALNUT (WLB-205) in Honolulu, HI.  WALNUT supported the Coast Guard response to Deepwater Horizon in addition to its aids to navigation and law enforcement operations throughout the Pacific.

Ashore, CDR Randall has held numerous positions, serving as Executive Officer of the North Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center in Kodiak, AK as well as the Assistant Branch Chief for Enforcement in the Coast Guard’s Fifth District while simultaneously serving as the Atlantic Area Fisheries Officer.  Most recently, CDR Randall served as the Coast Guard Liaison Officer to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Navy Operations, Plans, and Strategy.

CDR Randall received his Master’s Degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington’s School of Marine Affairs.  For his thesis work, CDR Randall was awarded the school’s McKernan Prize.

CDR Randall’s personal awards include three Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, one Coast Guard Achievement Medal, two Commandant’s Letters of Commendation, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, along with numerous unit and service level awards.

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