Master Chief James D. Clarin, USCG
Master Chief James D. Clarin assumed the duties as Command Master Chief for USCG Base Boston on August 19, 2019. His primary responsibility is to advise the Commanding Officer on issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard members and their families within Base Boston.
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, USCG Training Center Yorktown, Yorktown VA., Command Master Chief, USCG Base Miami Beach, and recently completed a one year tour as the Command Master Chief for USCG Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, (PATFORSWA) Manama, Bahrain.
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.
Some of Master Chief’s personal awards include a Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal (3), Global War on Terror Service Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal and has earned his Permanent Cutterman insignia as well as numerous other individual and unit awards.
Master Chief Clarin has been married for 28 years to the former Katherine Nalus and have 3 children, Vincent (28), Kristina (24), and Ethan (22).