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Thomas H. Collins

Place of Birth: Massachusetts, Stoughton
Home of record: Stoughton Massachusetts

Thomas Collins graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Class of 1968. From 2000 to 2002 he served as the 22d Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, and from 2002 to 2006 he served as the 22d Commandant of the Coast Guard. He retired as a U.S. Coast Guard Admiral in 2006.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Admiral Thomas H. Collins, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally distinguished performance of duty contributing to national security and the defense of the United States as Commander, Pacific Area and ELEVENTH Coast Guard District from 1998 to 2000. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Admiral Collins and his dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard.

Action Date: May 2002 - May 2006

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Admiral

Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Admiral Thomas H. Collins, 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 Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from May 2002 to May 2006. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Admiral Collins 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 2002 - May 2006

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Admiral Thomas H. Collins, 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 as Chief, Programs Division, U.S. Coast Guard, from 1994 to 1996.

Action Date: 1994 - 1996

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Admiral Thomas H. Collins, 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 as Chief, Office of Acquisition, Headquarters, U.S. Coast Guard from 1996 to 1998.

Action Date: 1996 - 1998

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Admiral

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Admiral Thomas H. Collins, 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 as Commander, Pacific Area and ELEVENTH Coast Guard District from 1998 to 2000.

Action Date: 1998 - 2000

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Admiral