Command Cadre

Capt. John "Paul" Gregg

Commodore, PATFORSWA

Captain Paul Gregg, a native of Issaquah, Washington, graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He has 10 years of sea duty aboard six cutters, with his first assignment as a Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC MIDGETT (WHEC 726) in Seattle, Washington. He has served as an Executive Officer twice, aboard USCGC ANACAPA (WPB-1335) in Petersburg, Alaska, and USCGC ACTIVE (WMEC 618) in Port Angeles, Washington. He has commanded three cutters; USCGC WRANGELL (WPB-1335) in the North Arabian Gulf, USCGC GRAND ISLE (WPB-1338) in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and most recently USCGC DEPENDABLE (WMEC-626) in Cape May, New Jersey. 


Captain Gregg earned his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999, and served as a Coast Guard Civil Engineer in Cleveland, Ohio, from 2000-2003. He also served as the defense operations and port security program reviewer in the Office of Budget and Programs (CG-82) at Coast Guard Headquarters from 2005-2008. Captain Gregg spent a year as a Coast Guard Fellow at the Institute for Defense Analysis, and served two years on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff, as the Coast Guard Liaison to the United States Navy Director of Surface Warfare (OPNAV N96). He earned his Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2016, and from 2016 to 2018 served as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Deputy Director of the Chairman’s Action Group. 


Captain Gregg wears the permanent Cutterman insignia. His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, along with other team, unit, and service awards. He is a licensed instrument-rated private pilot, and a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio.



CDR. Charlotte Mundy


CDR Mundy currently serves as the Deputy Commander of Patrol Forces Southwest Asia.

With almost 10 years of sea time, CDR Mundy served on six ships including as Commanding Officer of USCGC MAUI (WPB 1304) in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom in the Northern Arabian Gulf from 2008 to 2009 and USCCG KISKA (WPB 1336) conducting homeland security, law enforcement and search and rescue missions in the main Hawaiian islands from 2009 to 2010. Most recently, she was Executive Officer on USCGC DILIGENCE (WMEC 616) in Wilmington, NC from 2014 to 2016, conducting drug and migrant interdiction missions in the Western Caribbean Sea. She also served as Operations Officer on USCGC HAMILTON (WHEC 715) in San Diego, CA from 2006 to 2008, Executive Officer on USCGC WASHINGTON (WPB 1331) in Honolulu, HI from 2002 to 2004, and started her afloat career as a Deck Watch Officer on USCGC BOUTWELL (WHEC 719) in Alameda, CA from 2000 to 2002.

CDR Mundy enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1999 and was first stationed at Group Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach, NC. She earned her commission from Officer Candidate School in 2000. In addition to her afloat assignments, CDR Mundy stood watch as a SAR Controller at the District 14 Command Center from 2004 to 2006, served in the Office of Budget and Programs (CG-821) as the Program Reviewer for Coast Guard Personnel and Human Resources from 2011 to 2014, and as the WMSL/WHEC Policy and Capabilities Division Chief in the Office of Cutter Forces (CG-751).

A native of Southwestern Virginia, LCDR Mundy is a 1995 graduate of Berea College in Berea, KY, with a B.S. in Agriculture. She also has an M.S. in Horticultural Science from North Carolina State University and a Master of Public Management from University of Maryland.


MCPO James D. Clarin

Command Master Chief, PATFORSWA


Master Chief James D. Clarin assumed the duties as Command Master Chief for Patrol Forces South West Asia (PATFORSWA) on June 27, 2018. His primary responsibility is to advise the Commodore on issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard members and their families within PATFORSWA.  


Master Chief Clarin enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1991 and graduated from Gunner’s Mate “A” School in 1994 at Yorktown, VA. His previous assignments include the USCGC Hamilton (WHEC-715) San Pedro CA, USCG Station Channel Islands, Oxnard CA, USCG Training Center Cape May, Cape May NJ, USCGC Acushnet (WMEC-167) Eureka CA, USCG Group Humboldt Bay, Mckinleyville CA, USCGC Legare (WMEC-912) Portsmouth VA, USCGC Harriet Lane (WMEC-902) Portsmouth VA, USCG Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) Alameda CA, and USCG Training Center Yorktown, Yorktown VA. And recently served as the Command Master Chief at USCG Base Miami Beach. 


Before enlisting in the Coast Guard in 1991, Master Chief studied abroad at Angeles University Foundation in the Philippines, earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). He is a proud graduate of Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy Class 137 and the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course Class 04-11.  


Master Chief’s personal awards include Coast Guard Commendation Medals (2), an Achievement Medal with “O” device, Letters of Commendation (3), Good Conduct Awards (7) and has earned his Permanent Cutterman insignia as well as numerous other individual and unit awards.