Commander Dave M. McLoughlin reported aboard Base Elizabeth City as the Executive Officer in July 2019.
Commander Dave M. McLoughlin assumed the duties as Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City Executive Officer on 01 July 2022. He is responsible for oversight of regional mission support activities within the Fifth Coast Guard District to Coast Guard units throughout North Carolina, under the leadership of Commander Brook Sherman, Base Elizabeth City Commanding Officer. Prior to this assignment Commander McLoughlin served as the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team East Logistics Officer.
Commander McLoughlin is a native of Deer Park, New York. He enlisted in the Coast Guard and completed Coast Guard Basic Training at Training Center Cape May in 1994. During his 28+ year career, he served in a diverse range of assignments. His enlisted assignments include USCGC HAWSER (WYTL-65610), Subsistence Specialist “A” School, Station Crisfield, USCGC STURGEON BAY (WTGB-109), Flag Quarters Manager for the Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, USCGC FORWARD (WMEC-911) and after rising to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, he was assigned to the Food Service Assistance Team East.
He received his commission to Chief Warrant Officer in 2005 and was assigned to the Uniform Distribution Center with a follow-on assignment to the Uniform Program, CG-122, where he was intricately involved in the design and rollout of the untucked Operational Dress Uniform. In 2009 he was promoted to Lieutenant with follow-on assignments to include the 2009-2013 FY Budget Coordinator for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support enterprise (DCMS-82), Sector New York Comptroller and Finance Officer, where he was directly responsible for developing, management and execution of $5.4M in operational and mission support funding, an managed $356M in capital property and real property. From there he was assigned to the USCG Finance Center as the Deputy Chief for the Accounts Payable Branch, where he and his team processed over 1 million payments for Coast Guard, TSA, and CWMD that amounted to over $6.6 billion in disbursements, and processed and paid over $10 million annually for 5,800 Personally Procured Moves.
Commander McLoughlin is a graduate of Class 118 of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Excelsior College and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School of Quality Management. Additionally, he earned a Career Studies Certificate in Accounting Technician from Tidewater Community College.
His military decorations include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (5), Coast Guard Achievement Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation (3), in addition to other service, personal and unit awards. Additionally, he was awarded the Department of Homeland Security Chief Financial Officer Award for Excellence; Outstanding Leadership, runner-up for the 2004 Coast Guard Food Service Specialist of the year, and has earned the Permanent Cutterman Insignia.
Commander McLoughlin is married to the former Misty Birch of Chincoteague, Virginia, his wife of over 25 years. Together they are the proud parents of three daughters, Olivia, Madison & Bridgette.