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Bill Deal from "Coast Guard Alaska," whose full name is William C. Deal, stars in The Weather Channel reality docu-series.

Captain Bill Deal was born in Urbana, Illinois, in 1961. His family moved to East Lansing, Michigan, and except for one year spent in Munich, Germany from 1969-1970, remained in the Greater Lansing area where he completed high school. A 1983 graduate of the University of Alabama, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Science.

Captain Deal received his commission
Bill Deal in "Coast Guard Alaska"
Bill Deal Coast Guard Alaska
from Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in September, 1984 and was assigned to Naval Flight School, Pensacola, Florida, where he earned his Naval Aviator Wings in January, 1986.

Following Flight School, he was designated a copilot in the HH-3F helicopter and assigned to Air station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he served as a duty standing pilot performing a variety of missions, including Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and Presidential Security. In 1989 he was assigned to Air Station San Francisco, California, and after his designation as an Aviation Engineer, assumed the duties of Assistant Engineering Officer. In 1993 he was assigned to Air Station Detroit, Michigan, as the Engineering Officer. In July 1996, he received orders to attend Purdue University's Krannert School of Business, where he earned a Master's of Science in Industrial Administration, and was designated a Krannert Scholar. Following his work at Purdue, he was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, where he served as the Operating Funds Manager for the Aeronautical Engineering Program, and then as the HC-130H System Manager. In 2001, he was assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, where he served as the Aviation Engineering Officer. In 2005, he was assigned as Commanding Officer of Air Station Los Angeles, California. In 2007, Captain Deal was assigned to the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, where he served as Chief of Staff for the Office of Supply Reduction, Chief of International Interdiction, and the United States Interdiction Coordinator's Executive Director. He assumed command of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, AK in July, 2009.

Captain Deal has served as an Instructor Pilot in the HH-3F, HH-60J, and HH-65A, and as an Alaska Qualified Aircraft Commander in the HC-130H. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Achievement Medals and various other personal and unit awards.


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Full Name / Real Name: William C. Deal
Birthplace: Urbana, IL
Hometown: East Lansing, MI
Current Residence: Alaska

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