Commanding Officer



Captain Scott Rae assumed the duties as Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in June 2023.

Prior to reporting to Training Center Yorktown, Captain Rae served as the Joint Interagency Counter Trafficking Center (JICTC) Director, a division within the J9 Directorate of U. S. European Command (USEUCOM) and the Coast Guard Liaison Officer (CGLO) to USEUCOM.

Captain Rae enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1990 with Recruit Company H-135 and later attended Officer Candidate School in January 2000 after serving 10 years as a Boatswains Mate.

Captain Rae’s operational and staff assignments include: Training Officer and Executive Officer at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May NJ, home of the Coast Guard’s only recruit training facility and 5th largest base, 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, Captain 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 Captain Rae’s 30+ year career, he was named Enlisted Person of the Year for Coast Guard District Five and spent a tour aboard USCGC ADAK overseas under Patrol Forces Southwest Asia. Captain Rae has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Northern Michigan University and an MBA from Grantham University.

Captain Rae’s awards include the CG Meritorious Service Medal, 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. Captain Rae is married with three grown children, one of whom is an enlisted member in the U.S. Coast Guard.