Joshua D. Burch
Commanding Officer

CDR Burch

CDR Burch returns to USCGC DEPENDABLE (WMEC 626), having previously served two tours as a Deck Watch Officer and Operations Officer. His other shipboard assignments include Commanding Officer, USCGC OCRACOKE (WPB 1307) and Executive Officer, USCGC VIGOROUS (WMEC 627). CDR Burch’s other staff tours include the Training Operations Division at the Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM) at Coast Guard Headquarters and at the Atlantic Area (LANT)/District 5 Joint Command Center as a Search and Rescue Controller. 

CDR Burch received his commission in 2002 from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with an undergraduate degree in Marine Environmental Science, and holds a Masters in Instructional Systems from Penn State.

CDR Burch is married to Jennie Burch and has three children; CJ, Eva and Elli. He is from Scranton, PA.