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Mayport, Florida

Commander Adam A. Chamie
Commanding Officer, USCGC VALIANT

Photo CDR Adam A. Chamie

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 has served in six Coast Guard cutters including Commanding Officer of CGC VALIANT in Mayport, Florida, CGC KEY LARGO in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and CGC MONOMOY forwarded deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Commander Chamie served as Executive Officer of CGC RESOLUTE in St. Petersburg, Florida and CGC EDISTO in San Diego, California. His first duty station was as Deck Watch Officer and Communications Officer in USCGC MELLON in Seattle, Washington.

Between sea tours, Commander Chamie served as the Comptroller at Training Center Cape May, New Jersey, as Afloat Assignment Officer at the Officer Personnel Management Division, Personnel Service Center, in Arlington, Virginia, and 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 assumed command of USCGC VALIANT on July 11, 2014.  The 210-foot cutter and 75-member crew are stationed at Naval Station Mayport, Florida.

Commander Chamie received his MBA from the University of California, Irvine Graduate School of Management where he was recognized as a Dean’s Scholar and inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business school honor society. He 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 (four 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.

Last Modified 10/29/2014