WELCOME TO USCGC
HAMILTON (WMSL 753)
North Charleston, South Carolina 29405
MKCS Patrick T.
Command Senior Chief
USCGC HAMILTON (WMSL 753)Charleston,
Senior Chief Poponea graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo,
Michigan earning a Bachelor of Science in Television Production
in 1992. He entered the Coast Guard through the Recruit
Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey in 1993.
Senior Chief Poponea reported aboard as the Main Propulsion Senior Chief
following assignment to Commander Task Group 55.6 in Manama, Bahrain
as Assistant Engineer Officer, Patrol Forces Southwest Asia. In
this role he provided engineering assistance supporting commander to
U.S. Naval Central Command / U.S. Fifth Fleet / Combined Maritime
Forces for Maritime Security Operations, Maritime Interdiction
Operations and Critical Infrastructure Protection in support of
Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Six U.S. Coast Guard
110 foot Island Class Patrol Boats were assigned to the task group
conducting patrols throughout the Arabian Gulf.
As a permanent cutterman his experience afloat started with his second
assignment as an engineer aboard CGC Point Batan home ported at Cape
May, NJ. Additional afloat assignments include: MK2 aboard CGC
Baranof in Miami Beach, FL; and Engineer Petty Officer of CGC Key
Biscayne in St. Petersburg, FL.
Shore assignments include Station Miami Beach, FL; Engineering Department
of USCG Group Grand Haven in Grand Haven Michigan; Team Leader at
USCG Maintenance Augmentation Team in St. Petersburg, Florida;
Engineer Petty Officer and Patrol Commander at USCG Maritime Force
Protection Unit Kings Bay in St. Marys, Georgia.
Senior Chief Poponea’s personal awards include the
Commendation Medal, 5 Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and numerous
service and unit awards.
USCGC HAMILTON (WMSL 753)
ATTN: (SN Jane Smith)
1050 Register Street
North Charleston, SC 29405