CAPT Stu Merrill

CAPT Stu Merrill

Dates of Service: May 1987 - Sep 2012
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  • ENS May 87
  • LTJG Nov 88
  • LT Nov 91
  • LCDR Aug 97
  • CDR Feb 03
  • CAPT Jun 08
Commissioning Source:  USCGA, May 1987

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25 years active duty Coast Guard - rotary wing aviator, aeronautical engineer, federal budget specialist. At family foundation non-profit served as strategy advisor to former US Ambassador. Management consultant to Federal agencies focusing on requirements-based needs, risk management, and resource decision making support.

Military Experiences

Jul 2010 - May 2012
Executive Assistant
Executive Assistant to the Coast Guard Chief Financial Officer(CG-8) and Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CG-8D). Chief of Staff for the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CFO at U. S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington DC. Responsible for all aspects (planning, programming, budgeting, defense, execution, reporting, and auditing) of the federal financial requirements for the Coast Guard's entire $11B annual budget with the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Congress.
Jun 2007 - May 2009
AirSta Traverse City
Commanding Officer
Commanding Officer for Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mi. Commanded a multi-mission five helicopter air station with extensive infrastructure including barracks, galley, medical clinic, 38 buildings on 47 acres with a crew of 140 military members and 48 auxiliarists and a $1.8M annual budget. Directed all elements of aircraft operations, maintenance, logistics, facility management, administration, human resources, and external affairs with responsibility for all aviation operations on the western half of the Great Lakes.
Jan 2005 - Apr 2007
AirSta Barbers Point
Executive Officer
Executive Officer for Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, HI. As number two in charge, oversaw all aspects of operations, training, administration, maintenance, finance, logistics, facility and environmental support for a major out of continental US air station comprised of 200 military service members and 10 career civilians providing both fixed wing and helicopter aviation support for maritime search and rescue, law enforcement, and marine protection missions across the Western Pacific Ocean.
Apr 2004 - Jan 2005
AirSta Barbers Point
Aviation Engineering Officer
Aviation Engineering Officer for Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, HI. • Adroitly managed a $2.5M annual budget and additional $18M aviation spare parts inventory impeccably at the Service’s most logistically remote aviation facility sustaining four C-130 aircraft and three helicopters attaining 5,300 flight hours per year in support of all Coast Guard missions across the region. Established clear, cogent objectives guiding the unit to unprecedented achievement measured via premier West Coast compliance for finance and administration rated at 99.7% against uniform standards.

Military Credentials

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2009 - 2010

Harvard University

Job/Skill Training, National Security Fellow