Rear Admiral Haycock currently serves as the U.S. Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO). As CAO he directs efforts across all Coast Guard acquisition programs, acquisition support, personnel, finance, and research and development activities to execute the service’s acquisition portfolio.
Prior to reporting as CAO, he served as Program Executive Officer and Director of Acquisition Programs, where his duties included management oversight of all Coast Guard acquisition programs and projects for the modernization and recapitalization of surface, air, command and control, and logistics assets.
Before that, Rear Admiral Haycock was the Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics, and Chief Engineer. In that role, he oversaw all naval, civil, aeronautical, and industrial engineering and logistics for the Coast Guard’s 23,000 facilities, 230 ships, 1,800 boats and 200 aircraft. He also served as Commander of the Surface Forces Logistics Center, where he managed Depot Level Maintenance, Engineering and Supply Chain Support, and Technical Information Services necessary to maintain the Coast Guard’s 1.5 million operational mission hours each year.
As CAO, Haycock leads an organization where he previously held positions as the Surface Domain Deputy Project Manager and the National Security Cutter Project Manager. Rear Admiral Haycock received his Level III DHS Program Manager Certification in January 2008.
Rear Admiral Haycock, a permanent Cutterman with over 11 years of sea service, has served afloat as Damage Control Assistant aboard USCGC POLAR STAR (WAGB-10), Assistant Engineer Officer aboard USCGC BOUTWELL (WHEC-719), Engineer Officer aboard cutters MELLON (WHEC-717), and POLAR SEA (WAGB-11) and as Executive Officer and later Commanding Officer of USCGC SHERMAN (WHEC 720).
Rear Admiral Haycock's other tours ashore include Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific as the Icebreaker Support Section Assistant, Naval Engineering Support Unit Seattle as the Project Manager for the Polar Console Renewal Project, and as Commanding Officer of the Naval Engineering Support Unit Honolulu.
He is a native of Delavan, Illinois, and graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He later earned a Master of Science Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1992.
Rear Admiral Haycock's military awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with Operational Device, Coast Guard Commendation Medal with Operational Device, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Antarctica Service Medals, Arctic Service Medal and several other unit and service awards.