Joseph B. Prince joined the United States Coast Guard in 1989, retiring a Machinery Technician Chief Petty Officer. His first unit as a non-rate was the Cutter Polar Sea. After becoming an Machinery Tech he served at Group Monterey, CA Small Boat division, Small Boat Station Toledo, OH, Port Security Unit 309 in Port Clinton, OH, and the Cutters Sherman, in Alameda, CA and the Bristol Bay in Detriot, MI.
Joe was deployed to the Persian Gulf in 2001 aboard the Cutter Sherman and to Kuwait Naval Base with PSU 309 in 2008 in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He retired in 2017, to Arizona and is enjoying retired life.