St. Petersburg, Florida
Fama Extendere Factis
"Fame through good deeds"
Commander Roy R. Brubaker
A native of Selinsgrove, PA, Commander Brubaker enlisted in the Coast Guard in February 1992. During his six years of enlisted service, he advanced to Quartermaster First Class and served in four cutters, including: Deck Seaman in CGC CONFIDENCE, Port Canaveral, FL; Assistant Operations Officer in CGC NAUSHON, Ketchikan, AK; Operations Petty Officer in CGC POINT EVANS, Lihue, HI; and Operations Petty Officer in CGC STATEN ISLAND, Atlantic Beach, NC. In October 1997, he was selected to attend Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, Virginia.
His afloat assignments as an officer include: Deck Watch Officer in CGC GENTIAN, Atlantic Beach, NC; Deck Watch Officer and a member of the commissioning crew (also known as “plankowners”) in CGC ELM, Atlantic Beach, NC; “Plankowner” Commanding Officer, CGC KINGFISHER, Mayport, FL; Commanding Officer, CGC HENRY BLAKE, Everett, WA; Commanding Officer, USCGC ASPEN, San Francisco, CA; and Executive Officer, USCGC WAESCHE, Alameda, CA.
During his 18 plus years of sea service, he has been involved in a wide variety of missions, including Aids to Navigation, Search and Rescue, migrant and drug interdictions, and fisheries enforcement. Some notable events he was involved with include: escorting Navy Submarines in and out of Naval Base Kings Bay, GA for three months following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 while commanding CGC KINGFISHER; skimming over a quarter million gallons of oil during the response to the DEEPWATER HORIZON spill while commanding CGC ASPEN; and as Executive Officer in WAESCHE, he oversaw the interdiction of 24 drug smuggling vessels and the seizure or disruption of over 73,000 pounds of contraband worth over 1.1 billion dollars.
His ashore assignments include: Senior Training Liaison Officer, Afloat Training Group Mayport, Florida; Branch Chief, Seventh Coast Guard District Office of Waterways Management in Miami, FL; Deputy, Cutter Forces, Coast Guard Pacific Area, and Maritime Forces Allocation Section Chief, Coast Guard Pacific Area, Alameda, CA.
His military awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and three Commandant’s Letters of Commendation. He also wears the permanent Cutterman’s Pin signifying more than five years of qualified sea service.
He is married to the former Kristi Ann Ward of Santa Maria, California. Kristi is a registered nurse and mother of their 27-year old son Devin, who resides in Hawaii.