"Brave and Faithful Service"
USCGC JAMES (WMSL 754)
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.