CDR Jarnac reports to CGC MOHAWK with eleven years of sea time, most recently having served as Executive Officer aboard CGC JAMES homeported in Charleston, SC.
Previous afloat tours include Operations Officer and Executive Officer of CGC SASSAFRAS (Guam), Executive Officer and Plankowner of CGC SEQUOIA (Guam), Commanding Officer of CGC ASSATEAGUE (Guam), and Commanding Officer of CGC SYCAMORE (Alaska). At sea, CDR Jarnac has executed a wide variety of missions including, Counter-Drug operations, Migrant Interdiction operations, Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security, Fisheries Enforcement, Search and Rescue, and Aids to Navigation operations.
Ashore, CDR Jarnac served on the District 17 staff (Alaska) in the Office of Law Enforcement and served as the Aide to the District Commander. After back to back tours on Guam, he moved to Los Angeles and served at Integrated Support Command San Pedro as the Personnel Department Head and Work-Life Supervisor. Following graduate school at the Naval War College, CDR Jarnac served at Coast Guard Headquarters in the Office of Counterterrorism and Defense Operations Policy developing Joint Strategy and sourcing Coast Guard force packages to Geographic Combatant Commands.
CDR Jarnac enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1991. Upon graduating Yeoman "A" School, he served tours at Coast Guard Headquarters, District Seven (Miami), and Coast Guard Section, Marianas (Guam). During his enlisted tour on Guam, he was selected for commissioning and attended Officer Candidate School in 1999.
CDR Jarnac is a native of Miami, FL. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. He has received several personal and unit awards as well as the Permanent Cutterman insignia and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.
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