Meet the Command Cadre!
Lieutenant Miller assumed his duties as Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor in July 2012.
He most recently served at Coast Guard Atlantic Area Maritime Homeland Security/Homeland Defense Operations Division in Portsmouth, Virginia. Lieutenant Miller enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard in 1994. A former Boatswainmate First Class and 2006 graduate of Coast Guard Officer Candidate School, he has served over 20 years in an array of afloat and ashore units. Prior to assignment to Atlantic Area, Lieutenant Miller served at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound in New Haven, Connecticut conducting Pollution Response and Maritime Law Enforcement Operations. Lieutenant Millerís enlisted assignments include CGC WASHINGTON, CGC WHITE HOLLY, Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island, and Marine Safety Office/Group Mobile.
His list of awards includes the Coast Guard Commendation and Coast Guard Achievement Medals, Commandant Letter of Commendation ribbons, Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals and myriad of other personal and service awards. During his career he has earned both permanent Coxswain and advanced boat forces operations insignias.
BMC Duff assumed his duties as Executive Petty Officer, Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor in June 2014.
Chief Boatswain's Mate Jesse Duff enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in September 2000 out of Quaker City, Ohio. Upon graduation from Training Center Cape May, NJ, he reported to Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, WA, where he advanced to Boatswain's Mate First Class and held jobs as the Rescue & Survival Systems Petty Officer, Officer of the Day, Boarding Officer, and Deck and Training Assistants. While stationed at cape dissapointment, he attained his Coxswain qualifications on 23'UTL, 26'RHIB, 25'RB-HS, 25'RBS, 47'MLB, and on the 52' SPC-HWX. In May 2006, he transferred to Station Noyo River in Fort Bragg, CA. Two years later, in April 2008, he transferred to the CGC SHERMAN out of Alameda, CA. While onboard the 378' WHEC, he served as the Lead Petty Officer of the Navigation and Deck Divisions, attained his Deck Watch Officer certification, conducted patrols in Central America and the Bering Sea, and performed as Pursuit Coxswain for numerous high profile drug interdiction cases. In May of 2011, he moved across the bay to serve as the Operations Petty Officer onboard the 87' Patrol Boat CGC TERN. One short year later, he advanced to Boatswain's Mate Chief and assumed the duties of Executive Petty Officer of USCGC TERN. BMC Duff assumed XPO duties at Station Channel Islands Harbor on 11 June 2014.
MKC Eppert assumed his duties as Engineer Petty Officer, Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor in July 2013.
MKC Eppert entered the U.S. Coast Guard in August of 1996. Upon graduation from basic training he was stationed at Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) New York in New York City. After serving a year and a half there, he went on to Machinery Technician "A" School in Yorktown, VA. Upon graduation from "A" school, he was assigned to Coast Guard Station Cape May, Cape May, N.J. While at Station Cape May, Chief Eppert was advanced to Machinery Technician Second Class (MK2). Following Station Cape May, Chief Eppert commissioned the USCGC FLYINGFISH in Boston, Mass. Upon departure from the Flyingfish, Chief Eppert was advanced to MK1 and transferred to the USCGC MIDGETT in Seattle, WA and then to CG ANT Puget Sound as the EPO. From there Chief Eppert was assigned his second EPO position at Station San Diego and to his third at Station Channel Islands Harbor. Chief Eppert is originally from Rockledge, PA.