Rear Admiral Chad L. Jacoby

Director of Acquisition Programs & Program Executive Officer

U.S. Coast Guard

Rear Admiral Jacoby currently serves as the U.S. Coast Guard’s Director of Acquisition Programs and Program Executive Officer (PEO). His duties include management oversight of all Coast Guard acquisition programs and projects for the modernization and recapitalization of surface, air, command and control, and logistics assets in support of the Coast Guard's multiple maritime missions. 

Rear Admiral Jacoby previously served as Chief of Mission Support Integration responsible for integration of logistics, engineering support, training, and personnel support for the Coast Guard’s global operations.

Rear Admiral Jacoby's career includes a mix of cutter engineering afloat, cutter support ashore, and new cutter design and acquisition assignments. He served as Commander, Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) in Curtis Bay, MD, where he headed the single logistics center for the Coast Guard surface fleet providing engineering, maintenance, casualty repair, supply, and technical information services to 242 cutters and over 1,800 boats stationed throughout the United States. A long-time member of the Coast Guard’s acquisition workforce, he holds a DHS Level III program management certification and served as Assistant Program Executive Officer (PEO) for C4ISR and Cyber Acquisitions and Deputy Surface Program Manager at Coast Guard Headquarters.

His prior assignments include service as Assistant Engineering Officer aboard CGC SHERMAN (WHEC-720) and Engineering Officer aboard CGC MORGENTHAU (WHEC-722), Engineer Officer at Group Key West, Executive Officer at Naval Engineering Support Unit Honolulu, Logistics Department Head and Commanding Officer of enlisted personnel at Sector St. Petersburg, and Patrol Boat Product Line Manager at Surface Forces Logistics Center.

A native of Corning, New York, he graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1992 with a Bachelors of Engineering and holds a Masters of Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing from Old Dominion University and a Masters of Engineering Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and has been a DHS Level III certified Program Manager since 2006.

Rear Admiral Jacoby’s military awards include two Legion of Merit awards, three Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and multiple unit awards.