Port Security Unit 301, Cape Cod, Massachusetts


HSCS Dan A. Polhemus

Senior Chief Dan Polhemus assumed his duties as Command Chief, Port Security Unit 301 in July 2020. Senior Chief Polhemus’s primary duties are to report directly to and advise Commander Thomas Adams, Commanding Officer of Port Security Unit 301 on all matters pertaining to the Port Security Unit’s members and their families. Prior to assuming his duties as Port Security Unit 301 Command Chief, Senior Chief Polhemus served on active duty as the Coast Guard Academy Clinic Supervisor.

Senior Chief Polhemus’s previous assignments include CGC SYCAMORE, Cordova, AK, serving as independent duty corpsman; Base Honolulu HSWL Department, Honolulu, HI; CGC RUSH, Honolulu, HI; and CGC ACUSHNET, Ketchikan, AK.

Originally from Coventry, Connecticut, Senior Chief Polhemus enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on Active Duty in November of 2005.

Senior Chief Polhemus is a graduate of the Chief Petty Officer’s Academy and the Navy’s Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman school at the Surface Warfare Medical Institute in San Diego, California. Senior Chief Polhemus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Hawaii Pacific University.

Senior Chief Polhemus’s personal awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon, all with the operational distinguishing device. His other awards include five Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, two Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbons, and various other unit awards. He wears the Permanent Cutterman Insignia and the Command Senior Chief Insignia.