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USCG SECTOR GUAM

Santa Rita, GU

Captain James B. Pruett

Sector Commander, CG Sector Guam  

photo of James Pruett, CAPT, USCG
Captain James B. Pruett reported to U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam in July 2014 as the Sector Commander.

Prior to being assigned to Sector Guam, Captain Pruett was assigned to Sector Miami as the Deputy Sector Commander from July 2012 to May 2014. Prior to this assignment, CAPT Pruett served nine years in several legal assignments as a Judge Advocate and law specialist. His assignments included serving as the Staff Judge Advocate at the United States Coast Guard Academy and Chief Counsel to the Superintendent from July 2009 through 2012 in New London, Connecticut; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami, Florida from 2006 to 2009; and staff legal officer Pacific Area/Maintenance and Logistic Command Pacific from 2003 through 2006 in Alameda, California.
Prior to CAPT Pruett’s career as a Judge Advocate, he served in the marine safety and prevention field. His tours included Marine Safety Office/Group Portland, Oregon from 1997 through 2000 as a Senior Marine Inspector, Chief, Port State Control/Foreign Vessel Branch, and Chief, Planning and Contingency Department; Supervisor, Marine Safety Detachment, Territory of American Samoa from 1995 to 1997; and Marine Safety Office, Puget Sound, Seattle Washington from 1993-1995 as a marine inspector and marine casualty investigator apprentice.
CAPT Pruett received his commission in 1991 at Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, Virginia. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Golden Gate University, School of Law in San Francisco and is a member in good standing with the Bar for both the State of California and Supreme Court of the United States. CAPT Pruett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Chico.

CAPT Pruett’s military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (3), the Coast Guard Achievement Medal (2), the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
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