Chief Gunnersmate (GMC) Marcus Baiza assumed the duties of Command Chief of Port Security Unit 311 on January 08, 2014. He is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commanding Officer of an expeditionary unit responsible for providing port security in support of military or humanitarian operations worldwide, ready to deploy within 96 hours of notification and establishing sustained operations within 24 hours for up to 30 days.
GMC Baiza entered the United States Coast Guard Active Duty in 1991 and entered the Coast Guard Reserves in 1995. He holds an Associates of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from South Western College.
GMC Baiza Previous Assignments have included; Sector San Diego Armory Reserve Supervisor, Activities San Diego FAI Shot Team (B) Support, Group San Diego Armory Support, Boarding Team Member, District 11 Armory support, District 11 Office Armory Assistant, United States Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau. As a civilian he serves our community as a Deputy Sheriff for the County of San Diego.
His awards include: Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal, Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Arm Forces Reserve Medal with “M” devise, Coast Guard Expert Rifle Marksmanship Medal, Coast Guard Expert Pistol Marksmanship Medal, and various team, unit and service awards.