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Port Security Unit 309

Port Clinton, OH

 Commander Geoffrey S. Deas
 Commanding Officer


Commander Geoffrey S. Deas graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. Upon graduation, he earned a commission as an Ensign and was assigned as a Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC DALLAS (WHEC 715) in Governors Island, New York. During this tour he served as the Combat Information Center Division officer assisting with the enforcement of the United Nations oil and arms embargo against Haiti. Commander Deas also served as a liaison officer to Canadian Destroyer Squadron 4 aboard HMCS FRASIER (DDH 233). Commander Deas next served as Commanding Officer of USCGC POINT WHITEHORN (WPB 82340) and a year later USCGC POINT LEDGE (WPB 82356) in the United States Virgin Islands. During these tours he was responsible for the interdiction of over 12,000lbs of illegal drugs, apprehension of several hundred migrants and arrest of over a dozen smugglers. In 1996, Commander Deas returned to New York City where he served as a Watch Officer at Vessel Traffic Service New York and also the Command Center Duty Office at the newly established CG Activities New York facility in Staten Island.

In 1998 Commander Deas transferred to the Selected Reserve and was a Command Center Duty Officer in the Coast Guard Greater Antilles Section, San Juan, PR. In 2003, Commander Deas relocated to Virginia and was assigned to the Operations and Planning staff at CGRU Harbor Defense Command 205, later Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron 25, at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown VA. He deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from August 2004 to May 2005 as a Force Security Watch Officer overseeing maritime and landward security operations by Coast Guard, Navy and Army personnel at the Port of Ash Shuaiba, Kuwait. In 2009, he was selected to be the Operations Officer of Port Security Unit 305 at Fort Eustis, VA where he deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Since October 2011, CDR Deas has served as a staff officer in the Expeditionary Operations Branch of the Deployable Operations Group where he was the Assistant Port Security Unit Force Manager and the Coastal Riverine Force Manager. From August 2012 to May 2013, Commander Deas was recalled to active duty and managed the closure of PSU operations in Kuwait and was selected to be the Force Manager for the two active duty Tactical Law Enforcement Teams (TACLETs).

He has attended Reserve advanced educational courses at the National Defense University and the Naval War College and is a graduate of the National Search and Rescue School and the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy. In 1998, Commander Deas graduated from the Criminal Investigator course and the Basic Deputy U.S. Marshal Academy, both at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA.

Commander Deas is a native of Rumson, New Jersey. He and his wife Edna have one son, Alexander, and reside in northern Virginia. His personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal with “O” Device, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal with “O” Device and a Gold Star in lieu of a second, and the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal. CDR Deas has served aboard units earning the Coast Guard Unit Commendation and six Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendations. He has earned the sea service ribbon and overseas service ribbon among others.

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USCG Port Security Unit 309
Erie Industrial Park, Bldg 360
Port Clinton, OH 43452

PHONE NUMBER (419) 635-4462

FAX NUMBER (419) 635-2608

Last Modified 5/14/2015