Commander Robert Hill

Commanding Officer, CGC RELIANCE



A San Diego, California native, Commander Hill graduated from National University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He was commissioned in February 2002 after attending Officer Candidate School and served as a Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC BOUTWELL (WHEC-719) homeported in Alameda, California. During this tour, he deployed to the Northern Arabian Gulf in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. His next tour was as Weapons Officer of USCGC HAMILTON (WHEC-715) homeported in San Diego, California. Following this assignment, Commander Hill served as Commanding Officer of USCGC ASSATEAGUE (WPB-1337) homeported in Apra Harbor, Guam. In 2009, he earned a Masters Degree in Performance Technology from San Diego State University, and upon graduation, served as Branch Chief for Operations Specialist, Yeoman, and Storekeeper “A” Schools at Training Center Petaluma. Commander Hill became the Executive Officer of USCGC CONFIDENCE (WMEC-619) homeported in Port Canaveral, Florida in June 2013. Following this tour, he served as Commanding Officer of the Training Quota Management Center, and the newly formed Education and Training Quota Management Command, where he oversaw all issuing of “C” School orders and Tuition Assistance for active duty, reserve, and civilian members of the Coast Guard. Commander Hill reported to BERTHOLF (WMSL-750) in July 2018.


Commander Hill’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, 5 Coast Guard Commendation Medals (w/”O” device), 2 Coast Guard Achievement Medals (w/”O” device), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and various other awards. He was awarded his permanent Cutterman Insignia in 2007