Port Security Unit 301, Cape Cod, Massachusetts



LCDR Sullivan is a native of Framingham, Massachusetts and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserve in 1999. After completing boot camp at Training Center Cape May, he reported to Group Boston and drilled there for 12 months before reporting for Machinery Technician ‘A’ School.

LCDR Sullivan was assigned to small boat stations Chatham and Boston. In both assignments he served as Communications Watchstander, Crewmember, Engineer, and Boarding Officer. In late 2001, he was mobilized to New York during the 9/11 response to conduct security patrols in New York Harbor. He was then assigned to Port Security Unit 301 where he became a Tactical Coxswain prior to deploying to Kuwait with Combined Task Group 56.5 in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.

Upon return from Kuwait, LCDR Sullivan was commissioned and assigned to Sector Boston Enforcement Division as a Section Leader and Boarding Officer. He then took orders back to PSU 301 as Weapons Officer and then fleeted into the role of Engineer Officer and ultimately Operations Officer. As Operations Officer he deployed in support of OPERATON ENDURING FREEDOM to Cuba in 2009-2010. He took a follow on tour at Reserve Unit Southern Command in Exercises and Planning working on TRADEWINDS 2021 in Guyana.  

LCDR Sullivan’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University (2004). He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Emergency Management from Columbia Southern University.

LCDR Sullivan’s military decorations include two Joint Service Commendation Medals, US Coast Guard Commendation Medal (w/operational distinguishing device), four Coast Guard Achievement Medals (w/operational distinguishing device), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, four Commandant’s Letter of Commendations (w/operational distinguishing device), and numerous other personal and unit awards. He is employed as a Deputy Fire Chief in the City of Framingham, MA and is also an instructor at the Massachusetts Fire Academy in multiple programs.