United States Coast
Commander Adam A. Chamie
Commanding Officer, USCGC VALIANT
Originally from Deep River, Connecticut, Commander Chamie earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and received his commission as an Ensign from the United States Coast Guard Academy in May, 1996.
Commander Chamie’s first duty station was as Deck Watch Officer and Communications Officer in USCGC MELLON (WHEC 717), a 378-foot high endurance cutter based in Seattle, Washington. In 1998, he was re-assigned as Executive Officer, USCGC EDISTO (WPB 1313), a 110-foot island class patrol boat based in San Diego, California.
For the next 18 months, he completed a Duty Under Instruction Program at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, where he was recognized as a Dean’s Scholar and inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business school honor society. After receiving his MBA in 2002, he was re-assigned to Training Center Cape May, New Jersey as the Comptroller.
In 2005, he took command of USCGC MONOMOY (WPB 1326), a 110-foot patrol boat forward deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
In 2006, Commander Chamie took command of USCGC KEY LARGO (WPB 1324), a 110-foot patrol boat based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
In 2008, he was re-assigned to Arlington, Virginia, where he served as Afloat Assignment Officer at the Officer Personnel Management Division, Personnel Service Center.
From 2010 to 2012, he returned afloat as Executive Officer of USCGC RESOLUTE (WMEC 620), a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida.
For the past two years, Commander Chamie served as the Coast Guard’s Liaison to US Naval Forces Africa, US Naval Forces Europe, and US Navy’s Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy.
Commander Chamie is a graduate of the Naval War College Command and Staff Program, non-resident course. His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with operational device (three awards) and the Coast Guard Commendation Medal with operational device (three awards), among other personal and unit awards. Commander Chamie was the 2002 Coast Guard Elite Athlete of the Year in the sport of powerlifting, and he still holds several AAU world records.
Commander Chamie assumed command of USCGC
VALIANT (WMEC 621) on July 11, 2014.