COMMANDING OFFICER OF USCGC MORGENTHAU
Captain Richard L. Mourey assumed the duties of Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Cutter MORGENTHAU in December of 2012 following the transfer of the crew from Cutter JARVIS where he assumed command in July of 2012.
Prior to returning to sea, Captain Mourey served as the Director of Interagency Coordination for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
Captain Mourey has over 13 years of sea duty aboard eight Coast Guard cutters, having served as Operations Officer of USCGC MARIPOSA, Executive Officer of USCG MAUI, Operations Officer of USCGC CHASE, Executive Officer of USCGC DEPENDABLE, Executive Officer of USCGC GALLATIN and Commanding Officer of USCGC THETIS. During his tenure, THETIS seized over 13,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $180 Million.
Assignments ashore have included Electrical Engineering Project Officer at the Telecommunications and Information System Command, Intelligence and Security Policy Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Executive Assistant to the Coast Guard Director of Operations Policy, Director of Lessons Learned at the White House on a twelve member interagency panel commissioned to draft the President’s report on the Federal response to Hurricane Katrina, and US Military Deputy for the U.S. Northern Command Future Operations division.
A 1989 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, Captain Mourey also holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Captain Mourey has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, three Commendation Medals, and the Achievement Medal. A native of Venice, California, he is married to Kimberly who is from Freeport, Long Island.