"A-adahi Otro" – Protectors of Others
Lieutenant Patrick J. Dreiss
LT Patrick Dreiss was born and raised in Wantagh, NY. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and commissioned as an Ensign in May 2015. His first tour was aboard USCGC CONFIDENCE (WMEC-619) in Cape Canaveral, FL from 2015 to 2017, where he served as the Combat Information Center Officer (CICO) and Supply Officer. CONFIDENCE supported the District Seven and Joint-Interagency Task Force South counter-narcotic and migrant deterrence missions throughout the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean during his time.
From 2017 to 2019, LT Dreiss served aboard USCGC WILLIAM FLORES (WPC-1103) in Miami Beach, FL as the Executive Officer, supporting USCG Sector Miami’s Maritime Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, and Presidential Security missions. He oversaw all daily operations, administrative duties, training, and personnel onboard, ensuring the cutter was well prepared to meet its operational demands. LT Dreiss was awarded the inaugural Sector Miami Officer Excellence Award in July 2018 for his leadership and operational successes.
He then worked for the Office of Cutter Forces at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC as the 154’ WPC Platform Manager, where he was responsible for policy development and operational oversight of the 48-cutter (and counting) FRC fleet. He was also selected as a member of the White House Social Aide Program and served as a military escort during Presidential events and foreign dignitary visits.
LT Dreiss relieved as Commanding Officer of USCGC FREDERICK HATCH (WPC-1143) in Apra Harbor, Guam in January 2022, and currently leads the newest Cutter at CG Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam enforcing Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported Fishing regulations and conducting Search and Rescue in Oceania.
LT Dreiss enjoys surfing and rock climbing in his free time, and serves as a high school lacrosse official when residing stateside.
LT Dreiss has been awarded the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation along with other service, unit, and team awards.
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Denis F. Daly
LTJG Denis F Daly is originally from Branford Connecticut, and was a 2013 graduate of Branford High School. Notable High School achievements include 2013 Class MM state champion in the Pole vault. After High School LTJG Daly attended a one year preparatory school called Marion military Institute in Marion Alabama. He first joined the Coast Guard in June of 2014. He graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2018 with a bachelor’s of science in business management At the Academy he spent summers on CGC EAGLE, CGC CYPRESS, AIRSTA MOBILE, and CGC DILIGENCE. While at a Valentine’s Day track meet at MIT, Denis met his wife Brooke; a fellow Pole Vaulter. From there he went to his first duty station: the USCGC CONFIDENCE. On-board CONFIDENCE, LTJG Daly attained numerous qualifications such as in-port and underway Officer of the deck, meaning that he was the captain’s direct representative while handling day to day activities and remaining responsible for the safe navigation of a 210 foot cutter. LTJG Daly also qualified as a pursuit mission commander and boarding officer, where he lead multiple pursuit’s and boarding’s of high speed “go-fast” type vessels in the Eastern Pacific and Caribbean. His leadership in said boarding’s resulted in the interdiction of over 10,000 lbs of narcotics, more than 12 suspected narcotics traffickers, 20 illegal migrants and assistance in the recovery of a deceased British national citizen found drifting on a sail-boat. LTJG Daly also exhibited his passion and drive for his shipmates through his services as Educational Services officer, where he received service wide recognition as the Educational Services Officer of the year in 2019. LTJG Daly is excited to be serving as the Executive Officer on the best FRC in the Fleet; CGC FREDERICK HATCH.