LCDR Gordon Hood, USCG
Education: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, BS in Marine and Environmental Science, 2005; Boise State University, MS Organizational Performance & Workplace Learning, 2015; U.S. Naval War College, Naval Command & Staff Diploma, 2017
Present Assignment: National Aids to Navigation School Chief, Training Center, Yorktown, VAMinistry Involvement:
OCF member since 2002; current Council member and Secretary; council talent committee member; weekly Bible study at Yorktown chapel; local leader and substitute preacher at chapel, Kodiak, AK; USNA chapel 2010-2012; AWANA; White Sulphur Springs retreat attendee; “unabashedly living out faith as an officer in today’s military”
I grew up in a Christian home and asked Jesus into my heart when I was three years old, but really began to “own” my faith in high school thanks to a vibrant church youth group—and having to meet with the principal and explain our Constitutional right to start a Bible study club.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity for OCF?
OCF has expanded significantly in recent years and must continue to remain relevant to the next generation of officers. We have vibrant academy ministries, but with a variety of church options and numerous military ministries targeting young service members, a newly commissioned officer can miss out on crucial multi-generational fellowship and support – at the time in their career when seasoned mentors are needed most to model the integration of faith, family and profession as a leader in today’s military.
Nominated By: CH(COL) Marc Gauthier, USA; LTC Dave Guida, USA; LTC Steve Schmidt, USA