Commander Jose Martis assumed his duties as the Commanding Officer of CGC Decisive in June 2018. Overseeing the safety and well-being of 75 personnel, he executes the Commandant's Strategic Intent through offensive tactical employment of cutter boats and aircraft to protect the southern borders and its approaches.
Prior to this assignment, Commander Martis served as the Deputy Chief, Office of Budget Development (CG-DCO-82) at Coast Guard Headquarters, responsible for developing the Deputy Commandant for Operations (CG-DCO) operational budget. His previous staff tours include Division Chief, Office of Budget Execution (CG-DCO-831), and Deputy Chief, El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) Maritime Unit.
Afloat tours include Deck Watch Officer aboard CGC Harriet Lane, Portsmouth, VA; Operations Officer CGC Bear, Portsmouth, VA; Commanding Officer CGC Ocracoke and CGC Sapelo, San Juan, PR; and most recently, Executive Officer of CGC Vigilant, Cape Canaveral, FL.
Commander Martis is a 26 year veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Hailing from El Paso, TX, Commander Martis enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1992. Subsequent enlisted assignments included Deck-Seaman onboard CGC Active, Port Angeles, WA; and Petty Officer at Coast Guard Group/Air Station Corpus Christi, TX. He attended Officer Candidate School in 1998.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Texas A&M University. His personal awards include six Coast Guard Commendation Medals, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and two Commandant’s Letters of Commendation, in addition to various team and unit awards.