Gregory T. Fuller
Following graduation from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Commander Fuller reported for duty as a Deck Watch Officer aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) BUTTONWOOD, home ported in San Francisco, California. During the next two years he participated in Aids to Navigation, Search and Rescue and Migrant Interdiction operations from Mexico to the Oregon border. In 1995, he served as a Marine Inspector at Marine Safety Office Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington. He was then assigned to Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, Florida and Corpus Christi, Texas for basic and advanced fixed wing training in squadrons VT-3 and VT-31. He received his wings of gold in December 1998.
training, Commander Fuller reported to Coast Guard Air Station Miami where
he served as a duty standing HU25 Guardian fixed wing pilot. While
there, he engaged in counter-narcotics and
air-interdiction deployments throughout the Caribbean. Commander
Fuller reported to Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii in 2001 and
transitioned to the HH65 Dolphin helicopter.
In 2003, Commander Fuller deployed as the aviation detachment with
the USCGC BOUTWELL in the Northern Arabian Gulf during Operation IRAQI
FREEDOM. During the deployment he assisted in enforcing U.N. sanctions and
flew 25 combat support missions
His subsequent tours of
duty include attending the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode
Island and at Coast Guard Atlantic Area in Portsmouth, Virginia as the
Combatant Command Exercise Section Chief and as a Coast Guard Modernization
implementation team member. Most recently he served as the Operations
Officer and Deputy Group Commander for Coast Guard Group/Air Station
Commander Fuller has a
Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and has held
military pilot designations in the HH-65 Dolphin and HU-25 Guardian. His
personal awards include an Air Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals,
two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal and various
other personal and unit awards.