CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Captain Caleb Corson
Commanding Officer, USCGC GALLATIN
Captain Caleb Corson is a 1987 graduate of the U.S.
Coast Guard Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Mathematical Sciences. Since commissioning he has served in a wide variety
of challenging and rewarding assignments both afloat and ashore.
With over 12 years afloat experience, Captain Corson has served as Operations Officer aboard CGC IRONWOOD (WLB 297), Executive Officer of cutters BASSWOOD (WLB 388) and DALLAS (WHEC 716) and Commanding Officer of cutters MORRO BAY (WTGB 106), SASSAFRAS (WLB 401) and CGC VIGILANT (WMEC 617). In July 2009 he began his most recent assignment as the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant for Coast Guard Intelligence and Criminal Investigations in Coast Guard Headquarters.
While not serving aboard cutters he has enjoyed tours ashore as the Assistant Operations Chief for the Fifth Coast Guard District’s Aids to Navigation Branch and the Fifth District Commander’s Aide, the Sponsor’s Representative for the Juniper and Keeper Class buoy tender acquisition projects at Coast Guard Headquarters, and the Assistant Chief of the Operations Branch within Training Center Yorktown’s Training Division. He also worked in the Pentagon as an Action Officer on the Chief of Naval Operation’s Staff as the Coast Guard’s Liaison to the Navy’s Expeditionary Warfare Division OPNAV (N85) where he served for a year before moving to the Coast Guard Liaison position in OPNAV (N3/N5), Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans, and Strategy.
Captain Corson holds a Master of Science Degree in International Management from Troy State University and a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, RI. He is also licensed as a Master of Vessels up to 200 Tons in the Merchant Marine. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (3), the Department of Transportation 9-11 Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal (3) and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation (2).