Command Chief: CSC Jeffrey N. Thompson


CSC Thompson is originally from Auburn, CA and enlisted in the US Coast Guard Reserve on 16 April 2007. Upon graduating boot camp with company B177, CSC reported to CG Station Lake Tahoe, CA as a Seaman Apprentice.  In 2008 he transferred to CG Sector San Francisco, CA and joined the Sector’s LE Boarding Team.  In 2009 CSC began cooking in the Sector San Francisco Galley and decided to pursue a culinary career in the USCG.   After graduating with FS “A” School class 07-09, CSC volunteered for active duty and received orders to CGC Vigilant in Cape Canaveral, FL.  While onboard the Vigilant he advanced to FS2, served as the “Jack of the Dust” and was nominated as the 2010 “Food Service Specialist of the Year.” In 2011, CSC took a critical fill as an Independent Dust Food Service Officer (IDFSO) onboard CGC Orcas in Coos Bay, OR.  In 2013 CSC transferred to Air Station Humboldt Bay, CA, where he advanced to FS1 and was part of the team that was awarded 2014 “Galley of the Year.” Shortly after advancing in 2015, he was asked to take another critical fill as the Food Service Officer (FSO) onboard CGC Hickory in Homer, AK.  While onboard the Hickory, CSC earned his permanent Cutterman’s pin and completed Advanced Culinary Training at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpellier, VT.  In 2016 CSC transferred to Base Honolulu, HI where he served as the Galley Supervisor and advanced to Chief Petty Officer.  He graduated with Class 243 of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy and completed Chief Call to Initiation in 2018.  Chief Thompson is currently serving onboard CGC Active, home ported in Port Angeles, WA as the Food Service Officer, Support Department Chief and Unit Command Chief.


CSC Thompson’s professional awards include two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, three Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, the Armed Forces Service Medal and the Coast Guard Expert Pistol Medal. 


CSC Thompson’s fiancé is Tiffany Lewis, a 4th grade teacher and has an Australian Cattle Dog named “Rocky.”  When not on duty he enjoys cooking, brewing beer, playing guitar, hiking and wood working.