DHS LogoUSCG LogoCommander Jay W. Guyer

Commander Jay W. Guyer


Commander Guyer enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1999 and served aboard CGC ANACAPA (WPB 1335) in Petersburg, Alaska and at Coast Guard Station Umpqua River in Winchester Bay, Oregon before receiving his commission from Officer Candidate School in September 2001.

Commander Guyer’s afloat tours include Deck Watch Officer and Operations Officer on CGC BRAMBLE (WLB 392) in Port Huron, Michigan; Executive Officer on CGC THUNDER BAY (WTGB 108) in Rockland, Maine; Commanding Officer of CGC CHINCOTEAGUE (WPB 1320) in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Executive Officer of CGC THETIS (WMEC 910) in Key West, Florida.

His tours ashore include Aide to the Assistant Commandant for Operations, Policy Analyst in the Office of Performance Management and Assessment, the Coast Guard’s Deputy Liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives, the Coast Guard’s Senior Military Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington D.C. think tank, Deputy Director of Operations at the Joint Interagency Task Force South, and Press Assistant to the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Commandant’s Advisory Group.

Commander Guyer received a Bachelor’s of Science from Iowa State University in 1999 and a Master’s in Public Policy from Princeton University in 2010.

Commander Guyer is a Permanent Cutterman with over nine years at sea. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and a Commandant’s Letter of Commendation.