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St. Petersburg, Florida
Fama Extendere Factis
"Fame through good deeds"


USCGC RESOLUTE (WMEC 620) Commanding Officer


CDR Michael T. RossCommander Michael T. Ross

CDR Michael T. Ross is originally from Fairmont, West Virginia and his educational background includes a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Resource, Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan, a Master’s of Science in Fisheries Management and Aquaculture from Auburn University and a Master’s of Marine Resource Management from Texas A & M University.   In 2004, CDR Ross entered the U.S. Coast Guard through the Coast Guard’s Officer Candidate School.   

His shore assignments include the Maritime Security Response Team Chesapeake, Virginia and the Coast Guard Pacific Area, as the Pacific Area Living Marine Resources Program Manager. His afloat assignments include Deck Watch Officer on CGC ACUSHNET in Ketchikan, Alaska; Operations Officer and Navigator on CGC ALEX HALEY in Kodiak, Alaska; Commanding Officer of CGC CUSHING in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Executive Officer on CGC CAMPBELL in Kittery, Maine.  He is currently assigned in Manila, Philippines as the Maritime Advisor to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.  He is married to the former Jennifer Tewalt from Deer Lodge, Montana and they have one daughter named Isabella.