SHERMAN M. LACEY
U.S. COAST GUARD
Commander Sherman M. Lacey reported for duty aboard USCGC VIGILANT from USCGC MELLON (WHEC 717) in Seattle, Washington, where he served as the Executive Officer.
Previous afloat assignments include tours as Executive Officer aboard USCGC VALIANT (WMEC 621) in Miami Beach, Florida, Operations Officer aboard USCGC TAHOMA (WMEC 908) in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Officer In Charge Law Enforcement Detachment 8H in Galveston, Texas, and Deck Watch Officer and Boarding Officer aboard USCGC JARVIS (WHEC 725) in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Commander Lacey’s assignments ashore include serving as the Coast Guard’s Liaison Officer to Naval Forces Central Command in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Coast Guard’s Liaison and Counter Drug Branch Chief within U.S. Southern Command’s Intelligence Directorate, Deputy Chief of Resources for the Seventh Coast Guard District, the Total Ownership Cost Lead for the Deepwater Acquisition Program, and as the Migrant and Counter Drug Case Officer in the Fourteenth Coast Guard District’s Office of Law Enforcement.
Commander Lacey is a 1994 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Government. He also earned a Master’s in Business Administration in 2001 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with the operational distinguishing device, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals with the operational distinguishing device, the 9-11 Medal, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals with the operational distinguishing device, the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation with the operational distinguishing device, and various other service and unit awards.