Commanding Officer Biography 


Commander Ryan P. Devlin

Commander Devlin reports to CGC DAUNTLESS from Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, VA, where he served as the Chief of the Intelligence Training Branch; and was responsible for the majority of training for all Coast Guard Intelligence Officers and Intelligence Specialists, and managed Coast Guard Intelligence standardization at units throughout the world.

Commander Devlin enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1992, and was assigned as a Deck Seaman on the USCGC SHERMAN, then homeported in Alameda, CA.  His other enlisted assignments include CG Station Georgetown, SC, Lifeboat Station Hatteras Inlet, NC, and USCGC DEPENDABLE in Cape May, NJ. 

In 2003, Commander Devlin was selected for Officer’s Candidate School and received his commission. He was assigned as a Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC DECISIVE in Pascagoula, MS.  His other afloat assignments include Operations Officer of USCGC VENTUROUS in St. Petersburg, FL, Commanding Officer of USCGC CHANDELEUR in Miami Beach, and Executive Officer of USCGC DEPENDABLE, in Virginia Beach, VA. He has over 13 years at sea.

His ashore assignments include a tour as an Intelligence Watch Officer at the Joint Interagency Task Force-South in Key West, FL, and as the Branch Chief for The Commandant’s Intelligence Plot in Washington D.C.

Commander Devlin is a graduate of St. Leo University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, and has a Master of Science degree from the National Intelligence University in Strategic Intelligence. His awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the CG Commendation Medal (3 awards,) the CG Achievement Medal (5 awards,) as well as numerous other unit and team awards.

Commander Devlin is a native of Myrtle Beach, SC. He is married to the former Diane Todd of Reynoldsburg, OH; together they have three children: Jackson, Colin, and Isla.