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Captain Taylor Q. Lam


Captain Lam assumed the duties of Eleventh District Chief of Staff in June 2024 after serving as the Commander and Captain of the Port at Sector San Francisco.  He is a native of Riverside, CA and enlisted in 1996 through the College Student Pre-commissioning Initiative (CSPI) and graduated from Basic Training in Cape May, NJ. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, he graduated from Officer Candidate School in 1998 at New London, CT. Over the course of his career, Captain Lam has served in operational assignments across the deployable law enforcement, port security, search and rescue, maritime safety, and environmental protection domains.  Captain Lam has also served in unique special assignments in the United States Senate, Office of the Commandant, and other staff roles.

He graduated from University of California, Riverside with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Boston University with a master’s degree in criminal justice, The College of William and Mary with a master’s degree in public policy, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government National Security Fellowship and Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security Executive Leadership Programs earning completion certificates.