Commander Rula F. Deisher graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in May of 2000 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. She returned to the classroom in 2012 at the University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and received a Master of Marine Affairs in June 2014.
Commander Deisher served as Communications Officer on USCGC RELIANCE, Operations Officer on USCGC TAHOMA, and Executive Officer on USCGC CAMPBELL.
Commander Deisher’s shore assignments include serving as Commanding Officer of the USCG Northeast Regional Fisheries Training Center located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Here she was responsible for training U.S. Coast Guard Boarding officers on fisheries regulations from Maine to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. She also worked extensively with Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in developing U.S. inspector procedures and training for the North Atlantic Fisheries Organization. She also served as Living Marine Resources Officer for the Fourteenth Coast Guard District and a Search and Rescue Duty Officer and Command Duty Officer for USCG Pacific Area in Alameda, California.
Commander Deisher is a Permanent Cutterman. Her personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (4) and Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon; all with the Operational Distinguishing Device.
She is a native of Terry, Montana.