Captain Randall T. Chong


    Commanding Officer, Special Missions Training Center


    Captain Randall Chong is currently the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center located onboard Marine Corps Installation East, Camp Lejeune, NC. He leads more than 350 active duty, civilian, and reserve personnel including three detachments in the execution of 17 resident and exportable courses in support of the Coast Guard’s Ports, Waterways, & Coastal Security, Drug Interdiction, Defense Readiness, and Law Enforcement missions.

    CAPT Chong is a native of Ceres, California and graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1999 earning a Bachelors in Government. He graduated from San Diego State University in 2008 with a Master's Degree in Educational Technology.

    Previous afloat assignments over his career include: Commanding Officer of USCGC THETIS (WMEC-910) in Key West, Florida; Executive Officer of USCGC MOHAWK (WMEC-913) in Key West, Florida; Commanding Officer of USCGC CHINCOTEAGUE (WPB-1320) in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Operations Officer of USCGC SENECA (WMEC-906) in Boston, Massachusetts; and as Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC ACUSHNET (WMEC-167) in Ketchikan, Alaska.

    Ashore assignments include: Law Enforcement Detachment Leader at Pacific Area Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET) in San Diego, California; Performance Analyst and Deputy Training Officer at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, California; Chief of Operations Training at Force Readiness Command; and Training Officer at Training Center Yorktown.

    Military awards include three Meritorious Service Medals, five Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Permanent Cutterman’s Pin, Tactical Law Enforcement Pin, and various unit awards. He was designated a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) by the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) in 2011.

    Captain Chong is married to the former Jeanny Lee of Washington, DC and they have three children: Maxwell, Lucille, and Casey.