Rula F. Deisher
Captain, United States Coast Guard
Commanding Officer, U. S. Coast Guard Cutter MUNRO (WMSL 755)
Captain Rula Deisher reported to the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center in July 2019 as Chief of Enlisted Assignments. Here she was responsible for the overall execution of the assignment process for the 33,000 members of the Coast Guard's enlisted workforce.
A Permanent Cutterman, Captain Deisher served as the Commanding Officer aboard CGC DEPENDABLE, Little Creek VA; Executive Officer of CGC CAMPBELL, Portsmouth NH; Operations Officer of CGC TAHOMA, Portsmouth NH; and Communications Officer of CGC RELIANCE, Portsmouth NH.
Her 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 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, collaborating with the Western Pacific Fishery Council and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. As a member of the Quadrilateral Defense Operational Working Group, she coordinated fisheries enforcement support in the South Pacific with Australian, French, and New Zealand partners. She also served as a Search and Rescue Duty Officer and Command Duty Officer for USCG Pacific Area in Alameda, California.
Captain 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. Her personal awards include three Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and the Coast Guard Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon.