Commander Jeffrey P. Ferlauto took command of CGC BEAR in September 2020.
Commander Ferlauto, a native of Newburyport Massachusetts, enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1998. Subsequent enlisted assignments include; Coast Guard Cutter BEAR (WMEC-901) and The Operations System Center as a Telecommunication Specialist. In 2001 he was selected to attend Officer Candidate School in New London, Connecticut.
Following graduation and commissioning, he served as a Deck Watch Officer aboard CGC CHASE (WMEC-718) in San Diego, California. In 2003, he was assigned as the Operations officer of CGC JUNIPER (WLB-201) in Newport, Rhode Island. In 2005, he reported to the District 17 Office of Aids to Navigation in Juneau, Alaska. In 2007, he was assigned as the Operations Officer aboard CGC CAMPBELL (WMEC-617) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In 2009, he attended Northeastern University where he earned his MBA and Masters of Accounting. Following post-graduate school, he was assigned to the office of Internal Controls (CG-85) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. He returned back to the cutter fleet in 2014 as the Executive Officer aboard CGC VIGILANT (WMEC-617) in Cape Canaveral, Florida. In 2016, he reported to CG BASE Alameda as the Comptroller/Base Operations Department Head. Commander Ferlauto reported aboard CGC STRATTON (WMSL-752) as Executive Officer in May of 2018.
Commander Ferlauto is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in Massachusetts.
Commander Ferlauto is a permanent Cutterman. His personal awards include two Meritorious Service Medal with Operational Distinguishing Device, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, four Coast Guard Achievement Medals and numerous unit and service awards.
He is married to the former Alison Fallon of Newburyport, Massachusetts. They have two children, Brooke and Charlie.