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Key West, FL

Lieutenant Commander Jay W. Guyer
Executive Officer
United States Coast Guard

Lieutenant Commander Guyer became Executive Officer of USCGC THETIS (WMEC 910) in June 2015 following a three year assignment as the Coast Guard’s Deputy Liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives.

He enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1999 and served as a Fireman and later as a Boatswain’s Mate aboard the USCGC ANACAPA (WPB 1335) in Petersburg, Alaska and then at Coast Guard Station Umpqua River in Winchester Bay, Oregon. He graduated from Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in September 2001.

Lieutenant Commander Guyer’s other afloat assignments include tours as Deck Watch Officer and Operations Officer aboard USCGC BRAMBLE (WLB 392) in Port Huron, Michigan; Executive Officer of USCGC THUNDER BAY (WTGB 108) in Rockland, Maine; and Commanding Officer of USCGC CHINCOTEAGUE (WPB 1320) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In addition to his time on Capitol Hill, Lieutenant Commander Guyer’s assignments ashore include serving as Aide to the Assistant Commandant for Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters, and as a policy analyst in the Office of Performance Management and Assessment.

Lieutenant Commander Guyer is a native of Wapello, Iowa and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Iowa State University in 1999, and earned a Master’s in Public Policy from Princeton University in 2010.

Lieutenant Commander Guyer is a permanent Cutterman and is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals with operational distinguishing device, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals with operational distinguishing device, the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, and various other unit, campaign, and service awards.


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