Commanding Officer

Commander Justin P. Nadolny
Commanding Officer



Commander Nadolny reports to USCGC THETIS after serving as Military Aide to Vice President Pence in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for assisting the Vice President with national command decisions in all phases of contingency, planning, and execution to ensure continuity of the U.S. government.

Commander Nadolny previously served afloat as Executive Officer in USCGC MOHAWK, homeported in Key West, FL, and as First Lieutenant in USCGC LEGARE, homeported in Portsmouth, VA, both 270’ cutters.  He also served as Commanding Officer in USCGC DOLPHIN, an 87’ patrol boat in Miami Beach, FL, and deployed to Bahrain in command of the 110’ patrol boat USCGC MONOMOY, where he patrolled the Arabian Gulf and conducted operations to protect critical infrastructure in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

Ashore, Commander Nadolny served at Coast Guard Headquarters in the Office of Cutter Forces (CG-751) as the Fast Response Cutter Sponsor’s Representative, overseeing induction of the Coast Guard’s newest patrol boat to the fleet.  He also served as Command Duty Officer in the Seventh District Command Center in Miami, FL, coordinating operations in the Florida Straits and Caribbean Sea.

Commander Nadolny hails from Chelsea, MI and graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.  He holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a Master of Public Administration degree from The George Washington University.

His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (four awards), the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, various unit awards, and the Vice Presidential Service Badge.