Meet the CO
The Commanding Officer (CO) is Captain Gregory Stanclik. Captain Gregory Stanclik assumed the duties and responsibilities of Commanding Officer CGC POLAR STAR on 15 June 2018.
POLAR STAR is CAPT Stanclik’s sixth tour afloat and fifth ship. Prior to this assignment, he was the Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) Long Range Enforcer (LRE) Product Line Manager where he was responsible for maintenance activities for CGCs; POLAR STAR, HEALY, ALEX HALEY, and the WMSL and WHEC fleets.
Captain Stanclik is a graduate of USCG Officer Candidate School (OCS) Training Center Yorktown, VA where he received his Commission as a Coast Guard Ensign in July 1992. Captain Stanclik earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University in 1989, a Special Certificate of Business Administration and Management from Harvard University in 1997, and earned a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University in 2002.
Captain Stanclik’s prior assignments include enlisted reserve service from 1988 to 1992, during which time he was stationed at USCG Reserve Vessels Unit Governors Island New York. Following graduation from USCG OCS in 1992, he reported to CGC SENECA in Boston, MA, where he served as a Student Engineer, Damage Control Assistant, and fully qualified as a Deck Watch Officer. He served as a Port Engineer at Naval Engineering Support Unit (NESU) Boston, Engineer Officer (EO) on CGC SENECA, USCG Academy Cadet Engineering Training Officer on CGC EAGLE, EO on CGC HEALY, Polar Type Desk Section Chief at Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific, Executive Office (XO) on CGC TAHOMA, Product Line Manager for the SFLC Icebreaker, Buoy and Construction Tender (IBCT) Product Line, and XO on CGC HEALY.
Captain Stanclik’s personal awards include; two Meritorious Service Medals, four CG Commendation Medals with “O” device, two CG Achievement Medals with “O” device, a Commandant’s Letter of Commendation with “O” device, five Arctic Service Medals, two Antarctic Service Medals, and multiple unit and service awards.