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Commanding Officer


Commanding Officer

Commander Jason D. Neubauer

Commander Jason D. Neubauer most recently served as the Prevention Department Chief and Deputy Commander at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu from July 2008 to June 2012. He was responsible for overseeing commercial vessel inspections, marine casualty investigations, search and rescue, maritime law enforcement and waterways management for a 1.5 million square mile Captain of the Port Zone which includes the entire Hawaiian Islands Chain and American Samoa.

Commander Neubauer was commissioned as an Ensign after graduating from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture. His assignments have been predominantly within the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Field.

After completing an initial marine inspection training tour in Seattle, Washington, CDR Neubauer transferred to the Gulf of Mexico for a four year stint at Marine Safety Office Morgan City from 1996-2000. While in Morgan City, he completed inspections on vessels supporting the offshore drilling industry and served for three years as the Senior Investigating Officer, investigating a wide variety of marine casualties.

After Morgan City, Commander Neubauer transferred north to the head of the Mississippi River and served as the Supervisor of Marine Safety Detachment St Paul, Minnesota from August 2000 until June 2003. During his time in St Paul, he worked closely with the Army Corps of Engineers and became well acquainted with the tug and barge industries that transport vital commerce on the Western Rivers.

In 2003, Commander Neubauer transferred to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC where he managed the Coast Guard's Port State Control Program and served as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Inspections and Compliance.

Commander Neubauer is married to the former Emi Alice Hyde of Boise, Idaho and they have one son.

His personal military awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and the Army Achievement Medal.


Executive Officer


Executive Officer

Lieutenant Commander Stacy Miller

LCDR Miller the Executive Officer, of Marine Safety Unit Chicago, is a 1998 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in Industrial Technology/Manufacturing Systems. LCDR Miller attended Officer Candidate School and graduated in May 1999. His first operational assignment was the USCGC Harriet Lane where he served as Student Engineer and DCA. In 2001, LCDR Miller reported to Regional Exam Center Houston as Assistant Chief of Licensing and Documentation and Senior Inspector of Personnel. He later transitioned to MSO Houston-Galveston where he served in the vessel inspections branch, earning various foreign and domestic vessel qualifications. After gaining valuable experience from the Gulf Coast, in 2005 he moved on to MSU Wilmington, NC as Chief of Prevention. In 2008, LCDR Miller had the unique opportunity to work as the Assistant Chief, Special Events Division on the historical 2009 Presidential Inauguration. Finally, in 2009 had the distinct honor to serve as Executive Assistant to the Director of Prevention Policy (CG-54). During this tour LCDR Miller gained a valuable perspective on the Prevention Program and was at the forefront of the Prevention policy development for the entire Coast Guard. Even with such a challenging/demanding assignment and he continued his education, earning his Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University.

His personal awards include: the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (2 awards), Coast Guard Achievement Medal (3 awards), Joint Services Achievement Medal and various unit and team awards.

Hobbies include: recreational boating and water-sports, basketball and traveling. LCDR Miller and his wife Shanette have three boys Jaylan, Justin, and Jordan.

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