Captain Christian. J. Glander

Chief of Staff, First Coast Guard District

U.S. Coast Guard



First District Chief of Staff Captain Christian. J. Glander

Prior to his assignment as First Coast Guard District Chief of Staff, Captain Glander was the Commanding officer of Sector South Eastern New England where he directed all Coast Guard missions across Rhode Island, southeast Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Block Island; an area spanning more than 1,200 miles of coastline and 3,000 square nautical miles of water. Captain Glander oversaw 17 Coast Guard field units and cutters including 462 active duty, 110 reserve, 19 civilian and 1,270 auxiliary members. He exercised federal authority as Captain of the Port, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Officer in Charge Marine Inspection, and Federal On-Scene Coordinator.

He is a permanent Cutterman with over 12 years of sea service including afloat tours as First Lieutenant aboard USCGC FORWARD (WMEC 911), Operations Officers aboard USCGC SPENCER (WMEC-905), Executive Officer aboard USCGC EAGLE (WIX 327), and Commanding Officer of cutters USCGC ESCANABA (WMEC 907), USCGC TYBEE (WPB 1330), USCGC MONOMOY (1326) and USCGC POINT SAL (WPB 82352). CAPT Glander has conducted migrant interdiction, search and rescue, homeland security, drug operations and national defense missions from the Galapagos Islands to the Mediterranean.

CAPT Glander’s assignments ashore include a tour as the Officer Personnel Management (opm) Division Chief where he was responsible for the personnel management decisions for 8,000 commissioned officers. Executive agent for the Financial Management and Procurement Services Modernization initiative. In this role he led the change management and implementation strategy for an enterprise-wide business process reengineering effort. He also served as an opm branch chief overseeing all personnel boards, promotions and separations; budget coordinator at the Office of Budget and Programs were he coordinated the formulation and defense of the Service’s $9 billion annual budget request to the Department of Homeland Security; and a tour at the United States Coast Guard Academy as the Bravo Company Tactical Officer, Aide to the Superintendent and Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC Barque EAGLE (WIX 327).

CAPT Glander holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy; a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University; and a Masters of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is originally from Mattituck, New York and received a commission in 1993 after graduating from the United States Coast Guard Academy. He and his wife Angela have two sons.

CAPT Glander’s military decorations include four Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals with Operational Device, five Coast Guard Commendation Medals with Operational Device, the Transportation 9-11 Medal, Commandant’s Letter of Commendation with Operational Device and several unit and service awards