Captain Mark Morin, USCG, is currently the Coast Guard Service Chair and faculty member at The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC.
Captain Morin reported to Washington D.C. as the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant of Acquisitions at Coast Guard Headquarters upon completing his Commanding Officer assignment at Air Station Kodiak, Kodiak Alaska, summer 2018.
Captain Morin is a 1991 graduate of the Coast Guard Officer Candidate School, Yorktown, VA. Upon graduation he was assigned to Air Station Chicago as a duty standing HH-65 helicopter pilot and has had follow-on aviation assignments at Air Station Kodiak, Air Station Cape Cod, and as Operations Officer at Air Station Corpus Christi Texas.
He completed the Naval War College Command and Staff program in 2005 earning a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. His follow on staff assignment was as a Congressional Affairs-Fellow, serving as the direct report to the Assistant Secretary for DHS Office of Legislative Affairs and as Legislative Director for the Under Secretary Management, USCG and Secret Service.
In 2007, Captain Morin was the Response Chief at Sector Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas. He then served as the District Fourteen Chief of Incident Management Branch from 2010 to 2013, in Honolulu, Hawaii. There, he provided oversight and led all Coast Guard operational support to Homeland Security, Humanitarian Assistance, Search & Rescue, Law Enforcement, and Environmental and Disaster Response, throughout a 12.2-million square mile AOR.
Prior to taking command of Air Station Kodiak, Kodiak Alaska, in 2015, Captain Morin was assigned as the Coast Guard liaison officer to Commander, US Pacific Command in Honolulu, and served as the Co-Chair for the Maritime Security Committee’s for the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and New Zealand.
Captain Morin’s prior military experience was as an enlisted Army Ranger, assigned to the
1st 75th Ranger Battalion, H.A.A.F. Savannah, Georgia, as well as assignment to Fort Devens, Massachusetts as a UH-1H and OH-58 helicopter pilot after completing the Warrant Officer Flight Training Program.
Captain Morin’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, Coast Guard Air Medal, and two Coast Guard Commendation Medals. He is a designated fixed and rotary wing aviator and has qualifications in the HH-65, HH-60J, HU-25C, and the HC-130H aircraft.