Coast Guard Advice

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Welcome to our Coast Guard Advice page.  Submit your career/military advancement questions to our knowledgeable Senior Officers for guidance.  Don’t know who to ask?  Scroll down and view bios below.

CDR King

COMMANDER SHANELL M. KING UNITED STATES COAST GUARD Commander Shanell M. King currently serves as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Governmental and Public Affairs. Prior to this assignment, she served the Assistant Logistics Officer for Sector Hampton Roads...

CDR Pruitt

COMMANDER JOHN W. PRUITT, III  UNITED STATES COAST GUARD Commander John W. Pruitt, III, is the Director of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Motion Picture and Television Office (MOPIC) in Los Angeles, CA.  MOPIC’s mission is to enhance public awareness and understanding of the...

CDR Neal

COMMANDER PRINCE NEAL UNITED STATES COAST GUARD Commanding Officer, Air Station Washington US Coast Guard Commander Prince Neal is a 1995 graduate from the United States Coast Guard Academy. Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Economics, he...

CDR Merchant

COMMANDER ZEITA MERCHANT  UNITED STATES COAST GUARD Born in Chicago, IL and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Commander Merchant joined the United States Coast Guard in 1997. In 1998, she graduated with honors from Tougaloo College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology....

CDR Hills

COMMANDER NAKEISHA B. HILLS  UNITED STATES COAST GUARD Commander Nakeisha Hills enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserves in 1991. She is a 1995 graduate of Officer Candidate School and currently serves as the Executive Officer of the Leadership Development Center....