Franklin A. Welch, MCPOCG
Franklin A. Welch is the ninth Master Chief Petty Officer of the United States Coast Guard.
A former Master Chief Quartermaster, he has been in office since 2002-10-10. He has served in the Coast Guard for over 25 years.
Welch, a native of Texas, is married to Mari Lynn Perry of Newport, Rhode Island. They live in Arlington, Virginia.