Commanding Officer

Captain Gregory T. Fuller

Following his graduation from the USCG Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Captain Fuller reported for duty as a Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC BUTTONWOOD, homeported in San Francisco, California. In 1995, he served as a Marine Inspector at Marine Safety Office Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington. He was then assigned to Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, Florida and Corpus Christi, Texas for basic and advanced fixed wing training and received his wings of gold in December 1998.

After flight training, Captain Fuller reported to Air Station Miami where he served as an HU25 Guardian fixed wing pilot. While there, he engaged in counter-narcotics and air-interdiction deployments throughout the Caribbean. He reported to Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii in 2001 and transitioned to the HH65 Dolphin helicopter. In 2003, Captain Fuller deployed as the aviation detachment with USCGC BOUTWELL in the Northern Arabian Gulf during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. During this deployment, he assisted in enforcing U.N. sanctions and flew 25 combat support missions into Iraq.

In 2005, Captain Fuller attended the College of Naval Command and Staff at the Naval War College with a follow-on assignment at Coast Guard Atlantic Area in Portsmouth, Virginia as the Combatant Command Exercise Section Chief. In 2009, he was then assigned as Operations Officer and Deputy Group Commander for Group/Air Station Humboldt Bay in Eureka, California. He directed the command center, surface and air operations, and was the Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator for Northern California in one of the Coast Guard’s harshest operating areas.

In 2012, he assumed command of Air Station Savannah, Georgia where he had the privilege of leading the “Low Country Lifesavers” along the 450nm coastline from Melbourne, Florida to the North Carolina border. Following this, Captain Fuller attended the College of Naval Warfare at the Naval War College where he graduated with distinction. He then served as the Coast Guard and DHS Joint Task Force East liaison to NORAD and USNORTHCOM and was the senior Coast Guard advisor to the Commander. He has served as the Commanding Officer of Sector Humboldt Bay since June 2017.

Captain Fuller has a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and has held military pilot designations in the HH-65 Dolphin and HU-25 Guardian. His personal awards include a Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal and various other personal and unit awards.