Executive Officer (XO)
CDR Daniel Frank entered the Coast Guard from Buffalo, NY in 1987 and graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1991, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. In 2003, he earned a Master’s of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management from the University of New Orleans. Other afloat tours include assignment as a student engineer aboard USCGC MUNRO, Engineer Officer aboard USCGC ACUSHNET, and Engineer Officer aboard USCGC POLAR SEA, where he deployed on Deep Freeze 2004 to support the resupply of McMurdo Science Station in Antarctica. Shoreside, CDR Frank served as Commanding Officer of Naval Engineering Support Unit (NESU) Seattle, as Icebreaker Branch Chief at the Engineering and Logistics Center in Baltimore, MD, Executive Officer of NESU Cleveland, and tours at the Research and Development Center in Groton, CT, and MLCLANT on Governor’s Island, NY.
Engineer Officer (EO)
LCDR Bryan Boyster reported about CGC POLAR STAR in the summer of 2012 from CGC STEADFAST and currently serves as Engineer Officer.
Operations Officer (OPS)
LCDR Maeve K. Keogh serves as Operations Officer (OPS) and oversees the Administration, Communications, Health Services, Marine Sciences, and Navigation divisions. She is responsible for mission execution including coordination of science mission support with the National Science Foundation. Her previous afloat assignments include XO, CGC HICKORY; WEPS, CGC SHERMAN; DCA, CGC POLAR STAR; FS3, CGC HEALY.
First Lieutenant (BOSN)
CWO James W. Bride serves as the First Lieutenant (1LT) aboard CGC POLAR STAR. He oversees the operation of the Deck Department and associated equipment, including weight handling gear and three small boats. CWO Bride entered the Service in 1988 and has since served aboard eight Coast Guard Cutters in various capacities including: SN aboard USCGC ESCAPE (WMEC 6), QM3 thru QM1 on USCGC PLANTREE (WLB 307), USCGC HAMILTON (WHEC 715) and USCGC MIDGETT (WHEC 726). He again served on USCGC HAMILTON as QMC and then on to USCGC Healy (WAGB 20) as the Deck BMC. BMC Bride was promoted to CWO in June 2005 and was assigned to the USCGC BOUTWELL (WHEC-719) as 1LT. Other 1LT tours include USCGC MELLON (WHEC 717), USCGC JARVIS (WHEC 725) and USCGC MUNRO (WHEC-724). In January 2013, CWO Bride became the 34th master cutterman in the history of the Coast Guard after completing 20 years of sea duty.
Support Services Officer (SUPPO)
CWO2 Patrick M. Ettinger serves as the Support Services Officer (SUPPO) on board USCGC POLAR STAR and is responsible for the Supply and Food Service divisions. CWO Ettinger joined the Coast Guard in 1999 and attended “A” School upon graduation from boot camp. He was promoted to CWO in June 2012. CWO Ettinger has served aboard three other Coast Guard Cutters in various capacities including: SK3 and SK2 aboard USCGC VALIANT (WMEC 621), Supply Division Leading Storekeeper aboard USCGC Mackinaw (WLBB 30), and Supply Division Chief aboard USCGC HEALY (WAGB 20). CWO Ettinger also served as an SK2 through SK1 at USCG Aircraft Repair and Supply Center, Elizabeth City, NC, Independent Duty Storekeeper at Station Two Rivers, WI, and Supply Division Chief at Sector Buffalo, NY.
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Lasley enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1991. After boot camp at Cape May, NJ, he reported to USCGC POINT WHITEHORN, St. Thomas, USVI. Subsequent assignments include CG STATION SAND KEY, Clearwater, FL; Executive Petty Officer USCGC POINT HOBART, Oceanside, CA; USCGC COWSLIP, Astoria, OR; Executive Petty Officer USCGC KICKAPOO, Vicksburg, MS; Officer in Charge USCGC BLACKBERRY, Oak Island, NC; and Officer in Charge USCGC ELDERBERRY, Petersburg, AK. Prior to reporting to USCGC POLAR SEA, Master Chief Lasley was the Officer in Charge of USCGC WAHOO, Port Angeles, WA.