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Years of service  1983–present
Name  Steven Cantrell

Steven W. Cantrell
Allegiance  United States of America
Awards  Legion of Merit Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Rank  Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

Service/branch  United States Coast Guard

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Steven W. Cantrell is a United States Coast Guard member currently serving as the 12th and current Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. He assumed the duties of MCPOCG on May 22, 2014, relieving Michael P. Leavitt. Prior to being named to the MCPOCG post, he was Command Master Chief of the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area, based in Portsmouth, Virginia. Cantrell is also the Coast Guard's 12th Silver Ancient Mariner, an honor bestowed upon the enlisted member holding the enlisted cutterman qualification the longest; in this title, he succeeded Master Chief Petty Officer Lloyd Pierce, command master chief of the Coast Guard Academy.


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Since joining the Coast Guard in 1983, Cantrell has served in a number of positions, including:

  • Command Master Chief of Atlantic Area, Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard
  • Command Master Chief of the Eighth Coast Guard District, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Officer in Charge, Station Panama City Beach, Florida
  • Command Master Chief of the First Coast Guard District, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Officer in Charge, Station Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
  • Officer in Charge, Station Alexandria Bay, New York
  • Officer in Charge, Station Harbor Beach, Michigan
  • Operations Petty Officer, Station Barnegat Light, New Jersey
  • Officer in Charge, Coast Guard Cutters Ridley and Point Wells, Montauk, New York
  • Executive Petty Officer, Coast Guard Cutter Point Camden, Santa Barbara, California
  • Coast Guard Cutter Confidence, Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Coast Guard Cutter Patoka, Greenville, Mississippi
  • Coast Guard Cutter Rambler, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Education

    MCPOCG Cantrell holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Business Administration. Among numerous service schools, he attended Class 45 of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy and National Defense University's Keystone Senior Enlisted Course.

    Awards and decorations

  • Basic Boat Force Operations Insignia
  • Enlisted Cutterman Insignia (permanent)
  • Coxswain Insignia
  • Officer-in-Charge Afloat Pin
  • Officer-in-Charge Ashore Pin
  • Commandant Staff Badge
  • Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Badge
  • 8 Service Stripes.
  • References

    Steven W. Cantrell Wikipedia

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