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Port Security Unit 309

Port Clinton, OH


Executive Officer

Lieutenant Commander Robyn Swan
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Lieutenant Commander Robyn Swan assumed the duties as Executive Officer of Port Security Unit (PSU) 309 on October 1, 2015. During her Coast Guard career, she has served in both the Enlisted ranks and Officer Corps. In May 1992, LCDR Swan enlisted as an “RK” and graduated basic training with Kilo Company 140. Twelve months later, LCDR Swan attended Health Services (HS) Technician Class “A” school and reported aboard Coast Guard Reserve Group Boston. In 1999, LCDR Swan relocated to Buffalo, NY, transferred to Reserve Group Buffalo and advanced to HS Technician Second Class.

In September 2002, LCDR Swan graduated Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination. Six months later, she was recalled and served 30 months as a Maritime Homeland Security Watch Officer for the Coast Guard’s 9th District in Cleveland, OH. In September 2005, LCDR Swan requested orders to PSU 309 and was immediately recalled to serve as the Acting Logistics Department Head for Hurricane Katrina. She deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from March 2008 to December 2008 as the Boat Officer and forward deployed to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the Deputy Mission Commander of Command Task Element, Port of Jebel Ali. Upon completion of the UAE mission, LCDR Swan returned to Kuwait and quickly qualified as a Maritime Operations, Seaward Security and Joint Operations Watch Officer for Combined Task Group 56.5 operations in Kuwait and the Northern Arabian Gulf. LCDR Swan served as the USN/USCG lead planning officer for Eager Mace 2009, a large scale bilateral exercise with the Kuwaiti Armed Forces. LCDR Swan was also the Security Division Officer and Engineering Department Head prior to departing PSU 309.

In 2010, LCDR Swan returned to Sector Buffalo as the Reserve Response Department Head supporting 12 small boat stations covering 570 miles of shoreline on the Eastern Great Lakes. With a focus on leadership, LCDR Swan developed the Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor training/network which led to the Ninth District Commander awarding Sector Buffalo the 2012 and 2013 Ninth District Commander’s trophy for Reserve Readiness. Shortly thereafter, LCDR Swan assumed duties as the Assistant Senior Reserve Officer for Sector Buffalo before finishing her tour.

LCDR Swan is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. She and her husband Ken have twin daughters, Casey and Coral and reside in Buffalo, NY. Her personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal with “O” Device, CG Achievement Medal with “O” Device and a Gold Star in lieu of a second, three Humanitarian Service Medals, three CG Reserve Good Conduct Medals, two Armed Forces Reserve Medals and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for her extraordinary efforts as a founding member of the Family Advisory Council for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. In 2005, LCDR Swan was nominated for the CAPT Dorothy C. Stratton Leadership and Mentorship Award and received the CAPT Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Award. Likewise in 2012, LCDR Swan was nominated for the Federal Executive Board of Western New York’s Distinguished Team Leader Award.

LCDR Robyn Swan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Master of Science degree in Education. She is currently employed by the American Heart/American Stroke Association as the Regional Youth Market Director. LCDR Swan provides heart health education to more than 150 schools in ten counties across Western New York.

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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 12/17/2015