Captain Paul E. Frantz
Commanding Officer, Special Missions Training Center
Prior to reporting to Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center, Captain Paul Frantz was assigned to Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, Alaska. As the Sector’s Chief of Response, he led search and rescue, law enforcement, and marine environmental response operations for the Coast Guard’s largest geographical Sector, encompassing over 2,532,000 sq. miles and over 40,000 miles of coastline in the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering and Chukchi Seas, and Arctic Ocean.
Captain Frantz entered the Coast Guard as an enlisted member in 1992 prior to attending Officer Candidate School and receiving his commission in 1998.
Captain Frantz’ operational assignments include serving as Commanding Officer, Maritime Safety and Security Team (91107) Honolulu, Executive Officer & Operations Officer, Maritime Safety and Security Team (91110) Boston, Deputy Group Commander, Group Cape Hatteras; and Operations Officer, Group Honolulu.
Staff assignments include serving as the Armed Deployable Specialized Forces Program Manager at Coast Guard Headquarters, the Thirteenth Coast Guard District’s Station and Boat Manager, and the Search and Rescue Instructor for Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown’s International Maritime Officers School.
Captain Frantz is a graduate of California State University, Fresno where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. He is also a magna cum laude graduate of American Military University where he holds a Master of Business Administration.
Captain Frantz’ has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, six Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and a Letter of Commendation.
A native of Chowchilla, California, Captain Frantz is married to the former Valerie Gollihar. Together, Captain and Mrs. Frantz have three children, Geritt, Arianna, and Connor.