Alan Dooley

Chief Petty Officer Alan Dooley is currently assigned to the United States Coast Guard’s Leadership and Management School at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, VA, serving as a senior instructor for the Coast Guard’s Leadership Development Center.

As a leadership instructor, Chief Dooley provides 40 hours of intensive leadership training to over 300 (annually) junior enlisted service-members advancing into first-line supervisor roles.  He facilitates topics in behavior style awareness, effective communication techniques, decision making strategies, motivation theories, performance development and management techniques, conflict management, and personnel management.

His previous assignments include Coast Guard LORAN Station Shoal Cove, AK; Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) JAMES RANKIN (WLM-555), Baltimore, MD; Coast Guard Station New York, NY; Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team, Novato, CA; Boat Forces Detachment St. Croix, USVI; Pacific Regional Fisheries Training Center, Alameda, CA; and USCGC ASPEN (WLB-208).

He has filled multiple leadership roles during his Coast Guard career including supervisor, small boat coxswain, deck watch officer, maritime law enforcement officer, Operations Petty Officer, Executive Petty Officer, and Command Enlisted Advisor.

Chief Dooley is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy and the U.S. Military Academy West Point/Columbia University Benavidez Leadership Development Program.  Chief Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA and is currently working on his Master Training Specialist certification. 

His awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and the Coast Guard Commandant Letter of Commendation Ribbon, among other personal and service awards. He has earned Coxswain, Advanced Boat Forces, and Cutterman qualification insignias.

Chief Dooley was born in Doylestown, PA and was raised in Lansdale, PA approximately 20 miles from Philadelphia. He graduated from North Penn High School in 1991 and was employed at a semiconductor manufacturing facility where he rose to an engineering technician position.  Chief Dooley enlisted into the Coast Guard in 1998 at Philadelphia, PA.  Chief Dooley has two children, Rye and Eden that reside in Oakland, CA.