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USCGC JAMES

Commanding Officer

USCGC JAMES (WMSL 754)

North Charleston, South Carolina

"Brave and Faithful Service"

 

CAPT Mark J. Fedor


Commanding Officer
USCGC JAMES (WMSL 754)
BIO   

Captain Fedor reports to JAMES with nearly 10  years of sea-time  experience on five different cutters including two previous commands. Prior to his arrival in  Charleston, he  served as the  Chief of Response for the  Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami, FL. In that capacity, he was responsible for all Coast Guard law enforcement, search and rescue  (SAR) and maritime incident management along  the southeastern seaboard and throughout the Caribbean.

Prior to his tour at the Seventh District, Captain Fedor was the Commanding Officer of the cutter MOHAWK (WMEC 913) in Key West, FL where he  led efforts to seize two semi-submersible drug  submarines with over 16 metric tons  of cocaine. His other operational assignments include being First Lieutenant onboard the  cutter DAUNTLESS (WMEC 624), Operations Officer onboard the cutter DURABLE (WMEC 628), Commanding Officer of the patrol boat MONOMOY (WPB 1326), and as   Executive  Officer onboard the  medium-endurance cutter LEGARE (WMEC 912).

His staff   tours include being an Intelligence Analyst in Miami, FL, Military Aide to the Coast Guard’s Seventh  District Commander in Miami, FL, the  Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2004 federal  budget coordinator in  Washington D.C., a  Congressional Fellow to the  House of  Representatives Government Reform Subcommittee for Drug Policy and the Appropriations Subcommittee  for Transportation, and as a  Special Assistant and  Speechwriter to the 23rd  Commandant of the  Coast Guard in Washington D.C.

He  graduated from the  Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in  Government. He  earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s  Kennedy  School of  Government in 2001 and a second Masters Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2011.

Captain Fedor’s personal decorations include four Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard  Commendation Medals, four Coast Guard Achievement Medals and the Commandant’s Letter of  Commendation.