Commander Jonathan R. Harris
Commanding Officer, USCGC CAMPBELL (WMEC 909)


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Commander Jonathan Harris relieved as Commanding Officer of USCGC CAMPBELL (WMEC 909), homeported in Newport, RI, in June 2023.

A Permanent Cutterman, Commander Harris has multiple tours of sea duty including service as Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC VALIANT (WMEC 621), Commanding Officer of USCGC PIKE (WPB 87365), as a member of the summer training staff aboard USCGC EAGLE (WIX 327), and as Executive Officer of USCGC KUKUI (WLB 203) and USCGC HAMILTON (WMSL 753). Commander Harris completed two tours ashore at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.  While assigned to the Academy, he served as the Assistant Dean of Academics and member of the Rotating Military Faculty in the Mathematics Department, as well as the Delta Company Officer in a prior tour.

Commander Harris is a 2010 graduate of the Eisenhower Leadership Development Program sponsored by the U.S. Military Academy and The Teachers' College of Columbia University. He also served as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Yale University. Commander Harris holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Computer Analysis with High Honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a Master of Arts in Social Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and a Master of Arts in Statistics from Yale University.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals with "O" device, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals with "O" device, the Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon with "O" device, and numerous unit and service awards.

Commander Harris is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is married to Ginger and together they have a son, Hugh, and a daughter, Leigh.