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Richard Marcott is a retired US Coast Guard Captain. He graduated from the USCG Academy in 1957 with a BS in Engineering, and he holds a MA in Personnel Management from George Washington University. He has held commands both ashore and afloat. He served as the Chief of Training and Development for the Coast Guard while assigned to Headquarters. He taught executive development at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. His last assignment was as Commanding Officer, USCG training center, Petaluma, CA. Upon retirement he was an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He later published chapters of his memoirs in the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford's, award winning literary journal, Baily's Beads. His book: The View From the Rigging: Memoirs of a Coast Guard Career was published in 2016 and was awarded the silver medal for memoirs from the Military Writers Society of America. He recently completed his first novel, It's My Turn, (women's fiction,) and is seeking a publisher.
On the lighter side, his memoirs include interesting stories: Drinking with Ernest Hemingway, Singing on the Perry Como Show, and "arresting" Jacques Cousteau. He has sung barbershop harmony in a chorus and a quartet, he is a woodworker with a home shop, and has acted and directed plays in regional theater. He has tried, though not successfully, to play the harmonica.