Mallison is new National Commodore

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tom and Wanda Mallison with USCG Commandant Robert Papp, Jr.

SAN ANTONIO– ­ Coast Guard Auxiliary senior leaders elected Commodore Thomas C. Mallison of Bear Lake, Mich. as the organization’s national commodore for a two-year term beginning November 1, 2012.  The election
was held at the Coast Guard Auxiliary National Conference (NACON) at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk hotel.

Mallison will succeed current National Commodore James E. Vass, Jr. who is completing his two-year term of office. Mallison has served as vice national commodore under Vass since November 2010.

“The expanding number of operational, administrative and logistical missions that the Coast Guard Auxiliary is able to perform gives us ever-increasing opportunities for service,” said Mallison.  “Every member should be able to attain personal satisfaction within that array of missions.”Mallison has identified “training, communication, and members” as the watchwords that will help guide the Auxiliary¹s focus during his tenure as national commodore.Prior to 2010, Mallison served as deputy national commodore – operations policy and Atlantic area west, 2009-2010, district commodore, Eighth District eastern region, 2007-08, district vice commodore, 2005-06, and
district rear commodore west, 2003-04. He served as department chief of the Coast Guard Auxiliary National Department of Personnel from 2000-02.Mallison is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Science. He graduated with honors from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and earned a Doctorate of Business
Administration.Mallison joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary in 1990 and has served in a wide variety of elected and staff offices at all levels of the organization.  His Auxiliary certifications include coxswain, private aids to navigation
verifier, recreational boating safety program visitor, vessel examiner, instructor, and qualification examiner. Mallison also holds the advanced “Operational Auxiliarist” designation.

Retired from Systran Corporation in Dayton, Ohio where he served as vice president and director of administration, Mallison served on the boards of directors of three manufacturing companies and a nonprofit corporation in
the medical sector during his business career.

Prior to Systran, Mallison retired with twenty-years of service in the U.S. Army where he served as both a commissioned officer and a non-commissioned officer. His overseas tours included Germany, Korea and

Mallison is married to the former Wanda Rodieck from Nevada, Mo.

NACON is hosted by the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc., a non-profit organization based in St. Louis that provides business management, financial and training support for the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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  1. George E. Barantseff says:

    Congratulations, Commodore Mallison. You have an interesting two years ahead of you, as the U.S. Coast Guard and its Auxiiary continue to evolve into the 21st Century. Your 22 years as an Auxiiarist have prepared you well for this daunting task. GB

  2. Paul Bredwell says:

    The time and money spent on these nacon’s is a waste of time to satisfied the egos of a bunch of old men. The only thing that counts are the men and women out on the water and in the class rooms. Due to your legal clown, and a letter he sent to our FC this year, we lost two cowxians and two boats that are much more Important to our mission
    As life savers than all of you important big shots with silver braid on your coats,

    You need to remember that we are volunteers and are not suppose to have rank. Think about this all of the Commodores.

    Paul Bredwell
    Past FC

    Guess I will be drummed out of the Auxiliary.

  3. Nanci Terenio says:

    Congratulation Commodore. We are looking forward to your attending our D17 Summit, February 2013!
    DCDR-3, DSO-MT

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