Captain Thomas C. D’Arcy
USCGC KIMBALL (WMSL 756)
Honored to serve with the fine crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) KIMBALL (WMSL-756), this is CAPT D'Arcy's sixth tour at sea and his second command tour. Before reporting to KIMBALL, CAPT D'Arcy most recently served as Arctic Policy Advisor, China Strategy Branch Chief, and Coast Guard Liaison Officer at the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM), in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2019, he was named a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, earning a master's degree in National Security Studies. Following an assignment as Cutter Programs Manager for the Coast Guard Pacific Area Command, he became a plank-owner and first Executive Officer of USCGC MUNRO (WMSL-755), serving as part of the team who brought that cutter to a fully operational status.
CAPT D'Arcy's first Command was of USCGC APSEN (WLB-208), a multi-mission sea-going buoy tender homeported in San Francisco, CA. During his tenure, ASPEN's crew earned noteworthy recognition, including the DHS Secretary's Excellence Award for their success in conducting counter-drug law enforcement operations. As Senior Watch Officer and Deputy of the Coast Guard National Command Center in Washington, DC, he provided daily strategic awareness and decision-making support to Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Senior Leaders, including during the responses to maritime emergencies such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Japan's Fukashima event, and several major hurricanes that severely impacted the U.S. coast.
CAPT D'Arcy also served as Executive Officer of USCGC SEQUOIA (WLB-215), homeported in Apra Harbor, Guam. SEQUIA's multi-mission and multi-national operations spanned the Western Pacific and included exercising bi-lateral treaties with several partner island nations. After earning a master's degree in English from the University of Washington, he instructed in the Humanities Department at the Coast Guard Academy, where he also served as a Coastal Sail Training Instructor and as Advisor to the Class of 2008. As Operations Officer aboard USCGC WILLOW (WLB-202), homeported in Newport, RI, he serviced aids-to-navigation and conducted law enforcement, search and rescue, and port security missions along the New England seaboard. His first Coast Guard assignment was as Deck Watch Officer, Boarding Officer, and Assistant Navigator on USCGC MORGENTHAU (WHEC-722), homeported in Alameda, CA.
Originally from Jacobstown, New Jersey, CAPT D'Arcy graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1998, with a degree in Government and International Relations. Thanks to the support of his talented shipmates and co-workers, his awards include the Department of Defense and Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and other personal, unit, and team citations. He is happily married and has a loving son.