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Rear Admiral Nathan A. Moore

Seventeenth District Commander (D17)

U.S. Coast Guard


Rear Admiral Moore assumed the duties of Commander, 17th Coast Guard District in April 2021. He is responsible for Coast Guard operations throughout Alaska, the North Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and the Bering Sea. These operations include protecting life and property, ensuring marine safety, enforcing federal laws and treaties, protecting the marine environment, preserving living marine resources, and promoting national security. The Coast Guard’s forces in Alaska total more than 2,500 active duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary personnel, who employ 15 cutters, 52 boats, and 17 aircraft. Headquartered in Juneau, the District Commander provides operationally ready maritime forces to Coast Guard and Department of Defense Commanders for Coast Guard, joint, and interagency operations both domestically and internationally.

Rear Admiral Moore previously served as the Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics (CG-4), responsible for all naval, aeronautical, civil, and industrial engineering and logistics for the Service’s 23,000 facilities, 230 ships, 1,800 boats and 200 aircraft. He was responsible for executing an annual budget of $1 billion, and leading 5,000 personnel assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters, Aviation Logistics Center, Surface Forces Logistics Center, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center, and the Coast Guard Yard.

As a cutterman, Rear Admiral Moore served as a Student Engineer aboard USCGC POLAR STAR, Engineer Officer aboard USCGC HARRIET LANE, Executive Officer of USCGC VENTUROUS, Commanding Officer aboard USCGC RESOLUTE, and most recently Commanding Officer of USCGC STRATTON.

Previous staff assignments include: Chief of the Office of Naval Engineering at Coast Guard Headquarters (CG-45), Chief of the Officer Assignment Branch (OPM-2) at Personnel Services Center, Commanding Officer of Naval Engineering Support Unit Honolulu, and ship stability instructor at the Navy Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, Rhode Island.

Rear Admiral Moore graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1992. He holds both a Masters of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and Masters of National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School. His military decorations include two Legions of Merit, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal. He has been a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Michigan since 1999.


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Mr. Albert Curry

Deputy Assistant Commandant for Engineering & Logistics (CG-4D)

U.S. Coast Guard


Mr. Albert Curry, Jr. is currently serving as the Coast Guard’s Deputy Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics (CG-4D).  In this position, he is responsible for overseeing all naval, civil, aeronautical, and industrial engineering, logistics, and environmental and energy management programs for the Coast Guard's $22 billion capital plant which includes 23,000 facilities, 250 ships, 1,800 boats, and 200 aircraft. His responsibility also include the execution of an annual budget of $1 billion and leading over 5,000 personnel at Coast Guard Headquarters and the three Coast Guard Logistics Centers: the Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina; the Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) in Norfolk, Virginia; and, the Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) in Baltimore, Maryland. 

In his previous assignment as the Deputy Program Manager for U.S. Coast Guard Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR)  Major Acquisitions Programs, he had total programmatic oversight  for the following projects:  Rescue 21, Nationwide Automated Information System (NAIS), Interagency Operational Command (IOC) Centers, Coast Guard Logistics Information Management System (CG-LIMS),  and C4ISR.  Prior to this assignment, Mr. Curry served as the Deputy Project Manager for the Rescue 21 Project. 

Prior to joining the Coast Guard, Mr. Curry served in the U.S. Navy.  His active duty at sea assignments include:  Electrical/Auxiliary Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant aboard the USS CONOLLY (DD-979); Engineering Officer aboard the USS BARNSTABLE COUNTY (LST-1197); Material Officer for Amphibious Squadron EIGHT; Executive Officer aboard the USS NICHOLSON (DD-982); and Commanding Officer of the USS PENSACOLA (LSD-38).

His Navy ashore assignments included:  Assistant Program Manager for the Global Positioning Systems Program Office for ships and submarines; Deputy Program Manager for the Tomahawk Cruise Missile Mission Planning System Program; Technical Director and Major Program Manager for the Cruiser Conversion Program; Chief of Staff for Program Executive Officer Aircraft Carriers; Warfare Systems Engineer for Amphibious/Auxiliary/US Coast Guard ships in Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems; Deputy for Naval Sea Systems Command’s Task Force Total Force; and Director, Naval Sea Systems Command Total Force Development Office.

Mr. Curry is a native of Edgefield, South Carolina.  He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from Savannah State University and his Master of Science Degree in Systems Engineering (Electronic Warfare) from the Naval Postgraduate School. In August 1980, Mr. Curry was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Navy through the Savannah State University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program and retired as a Captain from the Navy in October 2006.  He is a graduate of the Advanced Program Management Course at the Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, and is a certified Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Level III Acquisition Program Manager.