USCGC Munro (WMSL 755)

"Gallantry in Action"

Mailing Address

Commanding Officer
USCGC MUNRO (WMSL 755)
Coast Guard Island, Bldg 42
Alameda, CA 94501


Telephone Number

Phone:  (510) 437-5757

COMMAND


 

COMMANDING OFFICER

Captain Rula F. Deisher

 

Photo of Captain Rula F. DeisherCaptain Rula Deisher reported to the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center in July 2019 as Chief of Enlisted Assignments.  Here she was responsible for the overall execution of the assignment process for the 33,000 members of the Coast Guard's enlisted workforce.

A Permanent Cutterman, Captain Deisher served as the Commanding Officer aboard CGC DEPENDABLE, Little Creek VA; Executive Officer of  CGC CAMPBELL, Portsmouth NH; Operations Officer of CGC TAHOMA, Portsmouth NH; and Communications  Officer of CGC RELIANCE, Portsmouth NH.

Her shore assignments include serving as Commanding Officer of the USCG Northeast Regional Fisheries Training Center located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Here she was responsible for training U.S. Coast Guard Boarding officers on fisheries regulations from Maine to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. She worked extensively with Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in developing U.S. inspector procedures and training for the North Atlantic Fisheries Organization. She also served as Living Marine Resources Officer for the Fourteenth Coast Guard District, collaborating with the Western Pacific Fishery Council and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. As a member of the Quadrilateral Defense Operational Working Group, she coordinated fisheries enforcement support in the South Pacific with Australian, French, and New Zealand partners. She also served as a Search and Rescue Duty Officer and Command Duty Officer for USCG Pacific Area in Alameda, California.

Captain Deisher graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in May of 2000 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. She returned to the classroom in 2012 at the University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and received a Master of Marine Affairs in June 2014. Her personal awards include three Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and the Coast Guard Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon.


EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Commander Daniel M. Wiltshire

 

CDR Wiltshire currently serves as the Executive Officer of CGC MUNRO (WMSL 755) based in Alameda, CA.

CDR Wiltshire is a Permanent Cutterman. He served as Commanding Officer of CGC ADAK (WPB 1333), forward-deployed to the Arabian Gulf. As part of the USCG/USN exchange program, CDR Wiltshire served as Navigator and Non-Compliant Boarding Officer on the guided missile cruiser USS PRINCETON (CG 59) in San Diego, CA, where he earned the U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer pin and led PRINCETON’s boarding team during the rescue of hostages held by Somali pirates. His first afloat tour was as a Deck Watch Officer on CGC SENECA (WMEC 906) in Boston, MA.

Ashore, CDR Wiltshire most recently served as the Chief of Maritime Law in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at U.S. Southern Command in Doral, FL. He previously served as Senior Military Justice Counsel in the Office of Military Justice at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. CDR Wiltshire also served in the Professional Maritime Studies Branch of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, where he taught navigation, designed an expanded celestial navigation curriculum, and served as a summer Officer of the Deck on USCG Barque EAGLE (WIX 327). CDR Wiltshire has also deployed to Cote d’Ivoire and Benin in support of the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership.

CDR Wiltshire graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in History and commissioned through Officer Candidate School. He graduated from the U.S. Naval War College with a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies (with distinction), earning the Director’s Award for Academic Excellence. He earned his Juris Doctorate at American University Washington College of Law (WCL), where he served as Executive Editor of WCL’s National Security Law Brief.

CDR Wiltshire’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, and the Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (two awards). He also earned the President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award for service as a civilian EMT during 40 days of rescue and recovery operations in response to Hurricane Katrina.

CDR Wiltshire has published on a number of naval warfare and national security law topics. His articles “Distribute Lethality to the Cutters” and “Send in the Coast Guard. . . with the Marines!” won second prize in the U.S. Naval Institute’s Coast Guard Essay contest in 2018 and 2020 respectively.


Command Senior Enlisted Leader

OSC Dustin Absher