Keynote Speaker: Captain Eric C. Jones, USCG

Keynote Speaker: Captain Eric C. Jones, USCG, Commanding Officer of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE
Keynote Address: 9:30am, Monday, November 15th
 
A native of Half Moon Bay, California, Captain Jones is a 1987 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering from the Coast Guard Academy, a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics in Computational Fluid Dynamics from Brown University, and a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership.  He is also a graduate of the Naval War College Command & Staff Nonresident Seminar Program and a 2001-2002 Fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI on Foreign Politics, International Relations, and the National Interest.  Captain Jones reported to EAGLE in June 2009, after serving as the Deputy Chief, Office of Congressional and Government Affairs, at United States Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC.

His initial afloat assignment was as Deck Watch Officer and First Lieutenant aboard USCGC VENTUROUS (WMEC 625) home ported in Long Beach, California.  Subsequent afloat assignments include Commanding Officer and Plankowner of USCGC TYBEE (WPB-1330) in San Diego, California, where he sailed aboard and developed a crew exchange with the revenue cutter replica CALIFORNIAN; Navigator and Executive Officer of USCGC EAGLE (WIX 327) in New London, Connecticut; Executive Officer of USCGC FORWARD (WMEC 911) in Portsmouth, Virginia; and Commanding Officer of the 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter HARRIET LANE (WMEC 903), homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia.

 Assignments ashore include:  Mathematics and Leadership Instructor, and Offshore Sailing Coach at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut; Workforce and Operations Reviewer, Division of Program Review, Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; and Deputy Chief, Office of Budget and Programs, and Chief, Division of Program Review, United States Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC.

 Captain Jones’ personal awards include four Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, and various service and unit awards.

 

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