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CGC TERRAPIN (WPB-87366)

Commanding Officer's Biography


LTJG Tyler Heffner was born and raised in Olympia, Washington. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in May of 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. His first tour of duty was on the USCGC RUSH (WHEC 723) where he served as a Deck Watch Officer and Assistant Navigator. In April of 2008 LTJG Heffner reported as Executive Officer to USCGC ADAK (WPB 1333), one of six cutters forward deployed to the Middle East in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. While in theater, LTJG Heffner conducted Maritime Security Operations and Maritime Interdiction Operations in the Arabian Gulf, helping to ensure stability in the volatile region. LTJG Heffner's personal awards include two Coast Guard Achievement Medals..

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Commanding Officer
LTJG Heffner

Last Modified 8/11/2014