Chief Petty Officer William J. Cooke
Chief Petty Officer Cooke enlisted in the Coast Guard in November of 2004. He was advanced to the rank of Chief Machinery Technician in June of 2021. He is happily married to Kylie Cooke of Brookings, Oregon and they both reside in Astoria, Oregon. They have a two children Keen Cooke and Loa.
A permanent cutterman, he has over five year's sea service and earned his Cutterman’s Insignia after serving aboard USCGC STEADFAST, USCGC POLAR SEA, and USCGC ANACAPA. He is currently assigned as the Command Chief on board USCGC STEADFAST. He earned his Boat Force's Insignia while assigned to Station Tillamook Bay. His previous ashore units include Engineering Petty Officer Station Eastport, Engineering Petty Officer Station Depoe Bay, Station Chetco River.
Chief Cooke's personal military decorations include Coast Guard Commendation medal, five Coast Guard Achievement Medals, Commandant’s Letter of Commendation ribbons, Antarctica Service Medal, Arctic Service Medals, five Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, two CG Meritorious Team Commendation ribbons, Rifle Sharp Shooter and the Pistol Sharp Shooter Ribbon.