Lieutenant Commander Hutley reported onboard the Gulf Strike Team to serve as the Executive Officer on 14 July 2012 after completing a tour as the NSF Operations Officer at the National Strike Force Coordination Center (NSFCC) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. At the NSFCC, Lieutenant Commander Hutley oversaw all operations, equipment, training, and readiness for the three Strike Teams, Public Information Assist Team. In addition, he managed the national preparedness programs including: Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) classification program; Response Resource Inventory (RRI); and National Maintenance Contract for all Coast Guard prepositioned MER equipment.
Lieutenant Commander Hutley was commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade on April 1, 2000 through the Coast Guard’s Direct Commission Officer Program. His first assignment was to the National Strike Force Coordination Center in Elizabeth City, NC where he served as Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Team Leader. During this tour, he coordinated numerous PREP exercises including the 2001/2002 Spill of National Significance Exercise.
Lieutenant Commander Hutley transferred to Marine Safety Office Puget Sound in 2002 and led the Marine Environmental Response Branch. When the Marine Safety Office Puget Sound merged with Group Seattle and VTS Puget Sound in 2004 to become Sector Seattle, he was selected to help stand up the Sector’s Contingency Planning staff. Following his tour at Sector Seattle, Lieutenant Commander Hutley was selected for the Coast Guard’s Environmental Management graduate degree program and attended the University of Washington. There he earned a Master Degree in Marine Affairs and Graduate Certificate in Global Trade Transportation and Logistics.
Lieutenant Commander Hutley hails from Sequim Washington. He is a 1994 graduate of Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Science. Prior to joining the Coast Guard, Lieutenant Commander Hutley worked for Washington Department of State Fish and Wildlife as a wildlife biologist conducting research on the endangered Marbled Murrelet seabird. He is married to Elizabeth Delaney of Kilua, HI and they have two sons, Ian and Caleb.
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