Master Chief Nancy L. Seely assumed the duties as the Reserve Command Master Chief for the Eleventh Coast Guard District in June 2012. Her primary responsibility is to advise the Commander of the Eleventh Coast Guard District on issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard Reserve members and their families throughout the District. The Eleventh District encompasses the states of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Master Chief Seely enlisted in the Direct Petty Officer program of the Coast Guard Reserve in 1983 in San Antonio, Texas. Her previous assignments include the Reserve Command Master Chief for Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; Administrative Officer for Reserve Unit Portage, Dollar Bay, MI; and Leading Petty Officer for Reserve Unit San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.
Master Chief Seely is a graduate of the Reserve Chief Petty Officers Academy Class XXIII and the Senior Enlisted Leadership Course. She has also completed the Reserve Components National Security Course at the National Defense University and was a participant in the USCG Evergreen III Project Workshop.
Master Chief Seelyís personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Commandantís Letter of Commendation, the Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation, ten Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medals, three Armed Forces Reserve Medals, and numerous other unit awards.
Master Chief Seely holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Masterís of Arts Degree in European History from the University of Delaware. She is currently employed by Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.