CAPT Michael Dickey

Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Command Control Communications and IT Service Center (C4ITSC-TIS/CO), U.S. Coast Guard

Captain Dickey graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1990, and reported aboard USCGC RED BIRCH in Curtis Bay, Maryland as Operations Officer. He was subsequently assigned as Commanding Officer of USCGC POINT WINSLOW in Morro Bay, California.

From 1994 to 1996 he attended graduate school at the University of Illinois where he earned a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering. Following graduate school he reported to the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in Groton, Connecticut, where he worked as a project manager until 1999.

Captain Dickey was then assigned as Executive Officer of USCGC COWSLIP in Astoria, Oregon where he served for two years conducting Aids to Navigation and Law Enforcement operations along the Oregon and Washington Coasts.

From 2001 to 2003 he was assigned to the White House Communications Agency where he served Architecture and Plans Division Chief during the first significant modernization of communications systems in 15 years. In addition, he served as Presidential Communications Officer, providing communications support to the President as he traveled domestically and overseas.

In 2003, Captain Dickey reported aboard USCGC JUNIPER in Newport, Rhode Island as Commanding Officer, and spent the next three years conducting Aids to Navigation, Law Enforcement, Maritime Security, and Domestic Icebreaking operations throughout Southern New England, Long Island Sound, and New York Harbor.

In 2006 he was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant for Capability where he served for one year until he was selected as a member of the Coast Guard’s Strategic Transformation Team where he served as the lead Mission Support Organization analyst. He served as Commanding Officer of Electronic Systems Support Unit Cleveland from 2008 to 2011, and is currently assigned as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Telecommunication and Information Systems Command in Alexandria, Virginia.

Captain Dickey’s military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, four Commendation Medals, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and the Coast Guard Letter of Commendation.

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