Commanding Officer, USCGC Steadfast (WMEC-623)
Commander Charles Alcock first entered the Coast Guard by enlisting in 1985. His first tour of duty was serving in CGC RESOLUTE, Astoria Oregon 1985-1988, then Station Chetco River Oregon 1988-1991 and finally CGC FIREBUSH, Kodiak Alaska 1991. He attended Officer’s Candidate School in 1991 in Yorktown VA.
During his Commissioned Officer Career he has served in the following; District Fourteen Readiness and Training Staff, Honolulu Hawaii 1991-1993, followed by a DWO tour in CGC ACUSHNET, Eureka California 1993-1995, as Executive Officer on CGC KATMAI BAY, Sault Ste Marie Michigan 1995-1997, as Operations Officer Puget Sound Vessel Traffic Center, Seattle Washington 1997-2000, Commanding Officer CGC KATMAI BAY, Sault Ste Marie Michigan 2000-2003, as District Nine Assistant Branch Chief AToN 2003-2006, as Executive Officer CGC ALERT, Astoria Oregon 2006-2008 and most recently District Seventeen Chief of Response Enforcement Juneau Alaska 2008-2012.
His decorations include: Two Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, two Comdt Letter of Commendations, and two Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals.