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Base Boston Commanding Officer

Captain James "Brett" Millican, USCG

CAPT Brett Millican graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a B.S. in Management in 1992. His first tour was as Deck Watch Officer and Supply Department Head aboard CGC VIGILANT in Port Canaveral, Florida. He then served as Executive Officer aboard CGC NUNIVAK at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. After selection to the Financial Management Postgraduate Program, he attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he earned an MBA.

As a newly minted Commander, he served as the Comptroller at Integrated Support Command Portsmouth, Virginia, beginning in July 2008.

Commanding Officer
He added the duties of the Executive Officer and completed the unit’s transition to a Base Support Unit on September 28, 2009. He earned the Certified Government Financial Manager certification and served as the Finance Section Chief at the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Unified Area Command in 2010. In August 2011, he earned the Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty certification from the American Society of Military Comptrollers. In November 2011 he became the Executive Officer of the newly reorganized Base Portsmouth. Returning to his home state of Texas after 25 years, he served as the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, from 2013-2015.

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, two CG Commendation Medals, five CG Achievement Medals, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Last Modified 7/7/2015