Commander Scott Rae reported to Training Center Cape May in July 2018 as the Training Officer and in May of 2019 fleeted up to Executive Officer where he currently serves. CDR Rae enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1990 with Recruit Company H-135 and later attended Officer Candidate School in May 2000 after serving nearly 10 years as a Boatswains Mate.
Commander Rae’s operational and staff assignments include: Aids to Navigation Team Georgetown SC, Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay MD, Coast Guard Station Chincoteague VA, Coast Guard Group Eastern Shore VA, Coast Headquarters Command Center Washington DC, Coast Guard Training Center Cape May NJ, and Joint Interagency Task Force South Key West FL.
As a permanent Cutterman, Commander Rae has over 10 years of sea duty including tours aboard USCGC POINT HIGHLAND (WPB-82333) as 1st Lieutenant, USCGC BRISTOL BAY (WTGB 102/CGB-12001) as Operations Officer, USCGC ADAK (WPB-1333) as Executive Officer, USCGC STURGEON BAY (WTGB-109) as Commanding Officer, and USCGC STRATTON (WMSL-752) as Operations Officer. During Commander Rae’s nearly 30 year career, he was named Enlisted Person of the Year for Coast Guard District Five, and spent 1 year aboard USCGC ADAK overseas under Patrol Forces Southwest Asia. Commander Rae has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Michigan University and an MBA from Grantham University.
Commander Rae’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, CG Commendation Medals, CG Achievement Medals, CG Letter of Commendations, CG Overseas Ribbon, CG Combat Action Ribbon, Permanent Cutterman, Permanent Coxswain, Advanced Boat Forces Insignia, and various other personal and unit awards.
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