CDR Jeffrey Payne
Commanding Officer, CGC VALIANT
Commander Payne’s most recent assignment was at the Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) as the Patrol Boat Product Line (PBPL) Manager where he was responsible for all Engineering, Maintenance, Logistics, Discrepancy Response and Supply Support for the Coast Guard’s entire WPB and WPC fleets world-wide.
Throughout his career, CDR Payne has served in a variety of Operations Afloat and shore-side support Naval Engineering positions and maintains Officer Specialties in Operations Afloat, Naval Engineering and Acquisitions. His afloat operational tours include assignment as Executive Officer of USCGC DAUNTLESS (WMEC 624), Engineer Officer of USCGC CONFIDENCE (WMEC 619), and Assistant Engineer Officer and Damage Control Assistant onboard USCGC VENTUROUS (WMEC 625). While ashore, CDR Payne has served at the Surface Forces Logistics Center, Icebreaker, Buoy and Construction Tender (IBCT) Product Line as Engineering Branch Chief, Supply Branch Chief, and Asset Management Section Chief and as a Port Engineer at Naval Engineering Support Unit (NESU) Miami.
CDR Payne received his commission in 2001. He holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Master’s Degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Concurrent Marine Design from the University of Michigan. CDR Payne’s professional certifications include Project Manager, DHS Acquisition Program Manager, Contracting Officer’s Representative and Master Mechanic.
CDR Payne is married with one child.