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Commanding Officer

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Nathan A. Moore

Captain, United States Coast Guard
Commanding Officer, U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752)


Captain Moore was born in Ohio and raised in Gadsden, Alabama.  He graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and was commissioned in May 1992.

His first assignment was as an Engineer Officer in Training (EOIT) and Damage Control Assistant (DCA) onboard USCGC POLAR STAR (WAGB-10) in Seattle, WA.  From 1994–1996, CAPT Moore was a ship stability instructor at the Navy Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, RI.  From 1996– 1998, he attended the University of Michigan where he earned both a Master’s of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration

His subsequent assignment was as the Engineer Officer onboard USCGC HARRIET LANE (WMEC 903) in Portsmouth, VA.  In 2001, Captain Moore reported to the Coast Guard Personnel Command Center in Washington, DC where he served as Chief of the Officer Promotion Boards Section.  From 2004-2006 Captain Moore served as the Executive Officer of the USCGC VENTUROUS (WMEC 625) in St. Petersburg, FL.

From 2006-2008 Captain Moore was the Commanding Officer of Naval Engineering Support Unit Honolulu, Hawaii.  He then served as Commanding Officer of USCGC RESOLUTE (WMEC 620) in St Petersburg, Florida from 2008-2010.  From 2010-2012 he served as the Chief of the Officer Assignment Branch (OPM-2) at the Personnel Services Center in Arlington, Virginia.  Following completion of a year of Senior Service School at the Eisenhower School where he earned a Master’s of Science in National Resource Strategy, he served from 2013-2015 as the Chief, Office of Naval Engineering at Coast Guard Headquarters.

Captain Moore’s personal awards include four Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.  He has been a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Michigan since 1999.

Executive Officer

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Marc Brandt

Commander, United States Coast Guard
Executive Officer, U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752)

CDR Marc Brandt is a native of Exeter, California and graduated in 1998 from the Coast Guard Academy, where he majored in Management.

His first tour was aboard USCGC SEDGE, in Homer, Alaska. SEDGE's aids to navigation area of responsibility covered a large portion of South-Central Alaska: Cook Inlet, the Kenai Peninsula, and the northern coast of Kodiak Island.

His first tour was aboard USCGC SEDGE, in Homer, Alaska. SEDGE's aids to navigation area of responsibility covered a large portion of South-Central Alaska: Cook Inlet, the Kenai Peninsula, and the northern coast of Kodiak Island.

Participating in the Navy Officer Exchange Program, his second assignment was Navigator aboard USS ANTIETAM, in San Diego, California. ANTIETAM, a Guided Missile Cruiser, made two deployments during the tour: An Eastern Pacific Counter-Narcotics Deployment with a USCG LEDET off Central America; and a Western Pacific Deployment with the USS CARL VINSON Battle Group in the Arabian Gulf from July 2001 to January 2002. In addition to being ANTIETAM’s Navigator, he was also the Command Legal Officer and qualified as a Navy Surface Warfare Officer.

After completing two years with the Navy, he served as the Commanding Officer aboard USCGC STINGRAY in Mobile, Alabama. STINGRAY’s non-Search and Rescue operating hours were divided between Maritime Security and Living Marine Resources Law Enforcement. The MARSEC missions involved considerable underway time navigating within the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway which complemented the patrol hours spent in the Gulf of Mexico enforcing closed fishery reserves and commercial fisheries regulations.

He came ashore to attend the Joint Military Intelligence College and earn a Masters of Science in Strategic Intelligence in 2005. His thesis focused on the proposed intelligence capability aboard the new Maritime Security Cutter, Large (WMSL) class of cutters. Following his graduate work, he was assigned as the Deepwater Intelligence Sponsor Liaison and WMSL intelligence capability project officer.

Following completion of the assignment within the WMSL Project Office, he reported aboard USCGC NORTHLAND in Portsmouth, Virginia as the Executive Officer. In addition to the normal LANTAREA Counter Drug, Living Marine Resources, and Alien Migrant Interdiction patrols; NORTHLAND underwent an 11-month Mission Effectiveness Project that permitted him the opportunity to complete two crew swaps and perform as the Executive Officer aboard USCGC LEGARE and USCGC SPENCER as well. During this assignment he also completed the training and experience requirements to become a licensed 200-ton Master.

Most recently he served within the Office of Budget and Programs as the Program Reviewer responsible for review of Aviation Acquisition, Construction & Improvement (AC&I) programs, totaling $5-billion in funding.

CDR Brandt and his wife, Andrea, were married two weeks after Academy graduation. They have one son.


Command Chief

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Michelle Gallant

Chief Boatswain Mate, United States Coast Guard
Command Chief, U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752)

Chief Boatswain's Mate Michelle Gallant assumed the duties of Command Chief aboard USCGC STRATTON on February 23, 2015. She completed basic training in February 1996. Her units include USCGC DALLAS, Station Portsmouth, USCGC COHO, ANT San Francisco, USCGC OSPREY, Station New York, Station San Francisco, Training Team West and Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center. She reported aboard USCGC STRATTON in June of 2014. Chief Gallant's awards include the Army Commendation Medal, 4 Achievement Medals, 2 Commandant Letters of Commendation and other personal and service awards. She has earned her permanent Cutterman, Coxswain, and Port Security insignias. Chief Gallant is a graduate of Class 156 of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy and is attending Columbia College for her Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with a Elementary Teaching Certification.

Last Modified 6/14/2015