Air Station Borinquen - Executive Officer
CDR Zachary N. Glass
Executive Officer, Air Station Borinquen
Commander Glass assumes the Executive Officer position at Air Station Borinquen following two years of service as the Air Station’s Operations Officer, where he managed all aviation Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, and Training operations. Following a tour as the Damage Control Officer on the CGC Steadfast in 2000, he attended Naval flight training earning his wings of gold in 2003 and was assigned to Air Station Detroit. Follow on tours included HITRON as a Mission Commander, US Northern Command, Chief Pilot at Air Station Port Angeles, Joint Interagency Task Force South and UAS program manager at Coast Guard Headquarters.
Commander Glass earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2000 and Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University in 2014. He has served as an Instructor Pilot, an Aircraft Commander in the H65 helicopter, Copilot in the H60 and has been qualified to conduct Airborne Use of Force missions. He has logged over 3,000 flight hours and holds several FAA ratings to include his rotary wing Airline Transport Pilot (ATP). His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal and Coast Guard Achievement Medal. Commander Glass is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana and is married to Rebecca, from Gulf Breeze, Florida.