Charles L. Cashin III

Military Fellow


Charles L. Cashin III, U. S. Coast Guard, most recently commanded Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) home-ported in Alameda, California, where he was responsible for the commissioning and employment of the service's newest national security cutter. Operating across the globe, he has served with the U.S. Department of Defense, the interagency, and numerous international partners performing all Coast Guard missions with a focus toward counterterrorism, law enforcement, homeland security, national defense, and search and rescue.

Prior to Stratton, Captain Cashin served as Vice President Biden's special adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, director of the Coast Guard's National Command Center, and various other assignments afloat and ashore.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Naval War College, and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.