Steven W. Cantrell

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Steven W. Cantrell
Master Chief Steven W Cantrell.jpg
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Coast Guard
Years of service1983–2018
RankMaster Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
AwardsCoast Guard Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (2)

Steven W. Cantrell previously served as the 12th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. He was relieved, and retired from active duty on May 17, 2018 after nearly 35 years of service. Prior to being named the 12th MCPOCG, he was Command Master Chief of the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area, based in Portsmouth, Virginia. Cantrell was also the Coast Guard's 12th Silver Ancient Mariner, an honor bestowed upon the enlisted member holding the enlisted cutterman qualification the earliest. Cantrell was succeeded by MCPOCG Jason M. Vanderhaden.

Assignments[edit]

After enlisting in the Coast Guard in 1983, Cantrell served in a number of positions, including:[1]

  • Command Master Chief of Atlantic Area, Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard
  • Command Master Chief of the Eighth Coast Guard District, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Officer in Charge, Station Panama City Beach, Florida
  • Command Master Chief of the First Coast Guard District, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Officer in Charge, Station Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
  • Officer in Charge, Station Alexandria Bay, New York
  • Officer in Charge, Station Harbor Beach, Michigan
  • Operations Petty Officer, Station Barnegat Light, New Jersey
  • Officer in Charge, Coast Guard Cutters Ridley and Point Wells, Montauk, New York
  • Executive Petty Officer, Coast Guard Cutter Point Camden, Santa Barbara, California
  • Coast Guard Cutter Confidence, Port Canaveral, Florida
  • Coast Guard Cutter Patoka, Greenville, Mississippi
  • Coast Guard Cutter Rambler, Charleston, South Carolina

Education[edit]

MCPOCG Cantrell holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Business Administration. Among numerous service schools, he attend and was a graduate of Class 45 at the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy and National Defense University's Keystone Joint Senior Enlisted Leader Course.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Coast Guard Distinguished Service ribbon.svg Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit
Gold star
Meritorious Service Medal with one gold award star
Silver block letter O
Coast Guard Commendation Medal with "O" device
Operational Distinguishing Device.pngAward-star-silver-3d.png1 golden star.svg1 golden star.svg Coast Guard Achievement Medal with one silver and two gold award stars and "O" device
Operational Distinguishing Device.png 1 golden star.svg Commandant's Letter of Commendation with one gold award star and "O" device
Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation with "hurricane" device
Operational Distinguishing Device.png 1 golden star.svg Secretary of Transportation Outstanding Unit Award with one gold award star and "O" device
Silver block letter O
Coast Guard Unit Commendation with "O" device
Operational Distinguishing Device.png 1 golden star.svg1 golden star.svg Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation with two gold award stars and "O" device
Operational Distinguishing Device.png 1 golden star.svg Meritorious Team Commendation with one gold award star and "O" device
Bicentennial Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngSilver-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal with one silver and three bronze service stars
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
9-11 Ribbon.svg Transportation 9-11 Ribbon
Bronze star
Special Operations Service Ribbon with 1 bronze service star
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png Sea Service Ribbon with 3 bronze service stars
Coast Guard Expert Rifleman Ribbon.svg Expert Rifle Marksmanship Medal
Coast Guard Expert Pistol Shot Ribbon.svg Expert Pistol Marksmanship Medal

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "[1]".

  1. ^ Armstrong, Lauren (July 2014). "Meet Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell". FRA Today: 18–22. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
Military offices
Preceded by
Michael P. Leavitt
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard
2014–2018
Succeeded by
Jason M. Vanderhaden