Meet the Command Cadre
CDR Jayna McCarron is the Executive Officer (XO) on board USCGC POLAR STAR, serving as the direct representative of the Commanding Officer. The XO is responsible for all administration, personnel, safety, and coordination aboard the cutter.
LCDR Michael Langelier is the Engineer Officer (EO) on board USCGC POLAR STAR and oversees the Main Propulsion, Auxiliary, Electronics and Electrical, and Damage Control divisions.
LCDR Don Rudnickas is the Operations Officer (OPS) on board USCGC POLAR STAR and oversees the Communications, Information Systems Technology, Electronics, and Navigation divisions. OPS is responsible for mission execution including coordination with the National Science Foundation.
CWO2 John Elsbree serves as the First Lieutenant (1LT) on board USCGC POLAR STAR. He oversees the operation of the Deck Department and associated equipment, including weight handling gear and two small boats.
Support Services Officer
CWO4 Daniel Faivre serves as the Support Services Officer (SUPPO) on board USCGC POLAR STAR and is responsible for the Administration, Supply, Health Service, and Food Service divisions.
YNC Monica Campos is the Command Chief on board USCGC POLAR STAR. She serves as the senior enlisted advisor to the Commanding Officer and provides advice on issues, policies, and initiatives pertaining to the crew and their families.