Command - Deputy Sector Commander
Captain Kurt Clarke began his career earning a commission from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1994. Captain Clarke’s first assignment was as a deck watch officer on the USCGC BOUTWELL (WHEC 719) in Alameda, CA and completed patrols in the Bering Sea, Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean. He was then assigned as the commanding officer of the patrol boat USCGC POINT BRIDGE (WPB 82338) in Marina Del Rey, CA.
Following the completion of his Masters in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, he assumed the duties as command center program manager for all Coast Guard command centers before being assigned as the Enforcement Division Chief for Sector Mobile, AL.
Moving from Alabama to Alaska, CAPT Clarke assumed the duties as Response Department head for Sector Juneau, AK. Following this tour, he was assigned to the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center as the Officer Assignments Branch Chief before serving in a assignment at the Geospatial Management Office for the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Information Officer.
Prior to his assignment at Sector Delaware Bay, CAPT Clarke completed a National Security Affairs Fellowship with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, CA with a research focus on cyber security and critical infrastructure protection.
His personal awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals as well as other personal, unit and service awards.