Coastal Riverine Group TWO


Commodore | Deputy Commander  | Command Master Chief

CAPT Carl Cusaac
Deputy Commander 

       Captain Carl Cusaac is a native of Sardis, S.C. He graduated with a BS in Computer Science from The Citadel in 1986 and then trained at NETC Newport for Surface Warfare Officer and Steam Engineering School. In January 1987, he reported to the USS IOWA (BB-61) serving as Electrical Officer, Main Engines Officer and 2nd Division Officer.

      He completed his Engineering Officer of the Watch qualification in December of 1987 and received his Surface Warfare Officer pin in February 1989. In May 1990, Captain Cusaac reported to NROTCU The Citadel as an instructor in Naval Engineering, LMET, and Naval Weapons Systems. His collateral duties included company officer to the Corps of Cadets, Navy Sailing Instructor, advisor to the Honor Committee and the Summerall Guards, the school’s elite drill team.

      Captain Cusaac received a reserve commission in April 1993 and reported to Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 213 as Electronics Material Officer at NMCRC Milwaukee. In 1995, he came to NMCRC Charlotte as the Surface Officer and then Operations Officer for Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 211.

      Further assignments included 

  • Commanding Officer, Mobile Ammunition Support Team, Naval Weapons Station Charleston,
  • Officer-in-Charge and Assistant Operations Officer, Naval Construction Force Support Unit Three at Fort Jackson, SC,
  • Officer-in-Charge, Assault Craft Unit Two Detachment, Asheville, NC,
  • Executive Officer, Harbor Defense Command 207, Miami, FL,
  • Commanding Officer, MIUWU 208, Miami, FL,
  • Commanding Officer, MIUWU 207, Jacksonville, FL,
  • Senior Assessor, Naval Expeditionary Logistics Group at Cheatam Annex,
  • Commander, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron TEN in Jacksonville, FL and
  • Commanding Officer and Reserve Deputy, NR MSCCENT HQ in Tampa, FL.

      His current assignment is Reserve Deputy for Coastal Riverine Group TWO in Portsmouth, Virginia. Coastal Riverine is a descendent of the Inshore Undersea Warfare and Riverine forces from the Vietnam War.                       

     Captain Cusaac is a qualified Surface, Sea Bee Combat and Inshore Undersea Warfare Officer. He is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy Commendation Medal (5), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Southwest Asia Service Medal. He is an Electronics Engineering graduate from Athens Technical College and Western Carolina University with a Masters in Engineering Technology.

      Captain Cusaac has been an engineering and plant manager for plastics companies in the southeast since 1994.  He and his wife, the former Theresa Lynn Carmody of Charleston, South Carolina, live in the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina.