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CDR Sam Jordan
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Professional Maritime Studies
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 444‐8495
CDR Sam Jordan
Branch Chief (cp)
Professional Maritime Studies
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, Commander Jordan received his commission as an Ensign from the United States Coast Guard Academy in May, 1992. 

His first duty station was as Deck Watch Officer in USCGC Conifer (WLB 301), a 180-foot sea-going buoy tender based in San Pedro, California. In June 1994, he took command of USCGC Point Bridge (WPB 82338), an 82-foot coastal patrol boat based in Marina Del Rey, California. From May 1996 until May 1997, he served as the Aide to the Pacific Area Commander, Vice Admiral Roger T. Rufe, Jr., located at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California. In June 1997, he was re-assigned as Executive Officer in USCGC Buttonwood (WLB 306), a 180-foot sea-going buoy tender based in San Francisco, California.  

From June 1999 to March 2001, he completed a Duty Under Instruction Program at the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program and at the Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm, Sweden. After receiving his MBA in March, 2001, he was re-assigned to the Resource Directorate (CG-8) at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

In June 2004, he took command of USCGC Cypress (WLB 210), a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender based in Mobile, Alabama. In 2004 and 2005, Cypress participated in the evacuation from and response to numerous major hurricanes including rescue operations after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In July 2007, he was re-assigned to Kodiak, Alaska where he served as Comptroller/ Executive Officer of Integrated Support Command/Base Kodiak.  

In 2010, he took command of USCGC Resolute (WMEC 620), a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter based in St. Petersburg, Florida. During his time on Resolute, he has served as Task Unit Commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response as well as carried out narcotics and migrant interdictions in the Caribbean.  

His military awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal with operational distinguishing device, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals and one Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon Bar. 

Commander Jordan enjoys coaching youth sports, fishing, boating and traveling. He is a licensed 100 Ton Vessel Master.