CDR Jay W. Guyer, USCG

Senior Military Fellow

United States Coast Guard

Commander Guyer enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1999 and served aboard the CGC ANACAPA (WPB 1335) in Petersburg, Alaska and at Coast Guard Station Umpqua River in Winchester Bay, Oregon before graduating from Officer Candidate School in September 2001.

He is a permanent Cutterman with over nine years of sea time with tours as Deck Watch Officer and Operations Officer of CGC BRAMBLE (WLB 392) in Port Huron, Michigan; Executive Officer of CGC THUNDER BAY (WTGB 108) in Rockland, Maine; Commanding Officer of CGC CHINCOTEAGUE (WPB 1320) in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Executive Officer of CGC THETIS (WMEC 910) in Key West, Florida.  

Commander Guyer’s assignments ashore include: Aide to the Assistant Commandant for Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters from 2005-2007, Policy Analyst in the Office of Performance Management and Assessment at Coast Guard Headquarters from 2010-2012, and as the Coast Guard’s Deputy Liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives from 2012-2015.

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

He is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, four 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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