MKC Matthew J. Morin
Chief Matthew Morin reported to Coast Guard Cutter ALERT in July 2021 as the Main Propulsion Chief for the Engineering Department. Chief Morin assumed the duties of the Command Chief in January 2022. Chief Morin’s primary responsibility as the Command Chief aboard ALERT is to assist the command on all matters relating to the members of the crew and their families.
Chief Morin enlisted from Tampa, FL, in May 2008, where upon graduation from boot camp he completed a month of hometown recruiting at Coast Guard Recruiting Office St. Petersburg, FL. He then was stationed for 8 months aboard Coast Guard Cutter TAHOMA (WMEC 909) as a member of Deck Force. In March of 2009 he reported to Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, (Yorktown, VA) for Machinery Technician (MK) “A” School.
Upon graduating from MK “A” school in 2009, he reported to Coast Guard Station Miami Beach (Miami Beach, FL) where he conducted Search and Rescue Operations, Ports Waterways and Coastal Security Operations, Counter Drug/Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations, and Living Marine Resource Operations. He held many qualifications to include Station Officer of the Day, and obtained his Advanced Boat Forces Operation Insignia when he completed his tour.
In 2014, he transferred to Coast Guard Cutter CONFIDENCE (WMEC 619) (Cape Canaveral, FL) where he was a member of the Auxiliary Division as a MK3 and upon advancing to MK2 he switched to the Main Propulsion Division in the Engineering Department. As a part of Training Teams and a qualified Boat Crew Member for Law Enforcement Operations, he held many ship board qualifications in the Engineering Department such as Engineer of the Watch. He was also the chairman of the Leadership Diversity Advisory Council, and attended ALCO Engine School at the Navy’s Great Lakes Training Center (Great Lakes, IL), and Hydraulic school. While aboard CONFIDENCE, the crew conducted Search and Rescue Operations, Counter Drug/Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations, and Living Marine Resource Operations
In 2017, he transferred to Coast Guard Sector Miami Engineering/Support Division (Miami Beach, FL). While stationed there he completed depot level maintenance aboard Coast Guard 87’ Patrol Boats, and 45’ Response Boat - Medium, as well as various other Sector Miami assets. He attended Basic and Advanced Mechanical MTU schools, and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration School, where he obtained his Universal Certification. While there he advanced to Petty Officer First Class.
In 2019, he transferred to Coast Guard Cutter CAMPBELL, (Kittery, ME) where he was the Leading Petty Officer in the Main Propulsion Division. As a part of the Engineering Training Team and as a qualified Boat Crew Member for Law Enforcement Operations, he held many ship board qualifications in the Engineering Department such as Engineer of the Watch. Aboard CAMPBELL, during joint operations with Denmark, he patrolled as far north as Greenland and the Arctic Circle to test the capabilities of the 270 fleet in the Arctic environment. Also he patrolled as far south as the Pacific Ocean side of the Panama Canal Conducting Counter Drug Operations. While aboard, he earned his Permanent Cutterman Insignia and also advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer.