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John P. Currier

Date of birth: 1953
Home of record: Westbrook Maine

John Currier was commissioned through the Officer Candidate School in 1976, and designated a Naval Aviator the following year. With over 6000 flight hours in Coast Guard and Navy fixed and rotary wing aircraft, before retiring he was the "Ancient Albatross," or the longest serving Coast Guard Aviator on active duty. He served as Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from May 2012 to May 2014, and retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral in 2014.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral John P. Currier, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, culminating as Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 18 May 2012 to 20 May 2014. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Vice Admiral Currier culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his country and his dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard.

Action Date: May 18, 2012 - May 20, 2014

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral John P. Currier, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral John P. Currier, United States Coast Guard, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral John P. Currier, United States Coast Guard, was awarded a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral John P. Currier, United States Coast Guard, was awarded a Third Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Vice Admiral John P. Currier, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Vice Admiral