Commander Christopher R. Parrish is the 25th Commanding Office of USCGC DEPENDABLE (WMEC 626).
CDR Parrish's previous shipboard assignments have taken him around the world, from the Bering Sea to the Arabian Gulf: Executive Officer and Operations Officer, USCGC MUNRO (WMSL 755); Commanding Officer, USCGC ROANOKE ISLAND (WPB 1346); Operations Officer, USCGC BOUTWELL (WHEC 719); Executive Officer, USCGC LIBERTY (WPB 1334); and Student Engineer, USCGC MUNRO (WHEC 724). CDR Parrish's staff tours include the Fisheries and Marine Protected Species Branch of the Headquarters Office of Law Enforcement and the Exercises Branch of the Coast Guard Pacific Area Preparedness Division (PAC-5).
CDR Parrish received his commission in 2002, holds an undergraduate degree in Marine Environmental Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from Syracuse University.
CDR Parrish is from Boise, Idaho and has two young children, Kate and Roger.