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LCDR Gregory L. Crettol
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Science Department
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
LCDR Gregory L. Crettol
Department of Science
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Lieutenant Commander Crettol graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.S. in Biochemistry from Washington State University in 1996. In 2013, LCDR Crettol graduated from the University of Connecticut with a M.S. in Chemical Engineering where he conducted research on electrode catalysis in low-temperature carbonate fuel cells. He also holds a MBA from Auburn University (2005) and a M.A. in Transportation and Logistics Management from American Military University (2011). In 1998, he received a Direct Commission with the USCG and reported to the Marine Safety Office in Port Arthur, Texas, where he served as the Senior Investigating Officer looking into maritime casualties, mariner misconduct, and environmental pollution violations. As a designated marine safety and environmental protection professional, LCDR Crettol served as a Senior Marine Inspector and Sector Command Center Command Duty Officer in Seattle, Washington. 

In 2006 and 2007, he served as Marine Safety Detachment Supervisor in the remote Aleutian fishing port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. During his subsequent staff tour, LCDR Crettol led the prestigious International Maritime Officers School at Training Center Yorktown, Virginia from 2008 through 2011 where Coast Guard best practices were shared with hundreds of military officers from around the globe strengthening mutual strategic relationships. Currently, LCDR Crettol serves in the Science Department at the USCG Academy teaching chemistry and conducting fundamental research on maritime corrosion. 

  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2013
  • M.A. Transportation and Logistics Management, American Military University, 2011
  • MBA, Auburn University, 2005
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Washington State University, 1996
  • B.S. Biochemistry, Washington State University, 1996

Courses Taught:
  • General Chemistry

Professional Memberships:
  • American Chemical Society