Captain Jacoby assumed the duties as Commander, Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) on June 20th 2017. As the CO of SFLC, CAPT Jacoby heads the single logistics center for the Coast Guard surface fleet providing engineering, maintenance, casualty repair, supply, and technical information services to 242 cutters and over 1,800 boats stationed throughout the United States.

Captain Jacoby’s career has been a mix of cutter engineering afloat, cutter support ashore, and new cutter design and acquisition. He served as Assistant Engineering Officer aboard CGC SHERMAN (WHEC-720) and Engineering Officer aboard CGC MORGENTHAU (WHEC-722). He was the Engineer Officer at Group Key West, Executive Officer at Naval Engineering Support Unit Honolulu, Logistics Department Head and Commanding Officer of enlisted personnel at Sector St. Petersburg, Patrol Boat Product Line Manager at Surface Forces Logistics Center, as well as Deputy Surface Program Manager and Assistant Program Executive Officer (PEO) for C4ISR and Cyber Acquisitions in the acquisition directorate at Coast Guard Headquarters.

A native of Corning, New York, he graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1992 with a Bachelors of Engineering and holds a Masters of Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing from Old Dominion University and a Masters of Engineering Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Captain Jacoby is a licensed professional engineer and a certified Level III program manager.

Captain Jacoby’s military awards include a Legion of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and multiple unit awards.


Mr. Burgess assumed the duties as Executive Director, Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) in January 2010. As Executive Director he oversees the day to day operations of over 1,800 employees distributed in multiple locations across the United States responsible for engineering, depot level maintenance and logistics support for all USCG surface forces, including 246 cutters and over 1,800 boats. Mr. Burgess served as the Director of SFLC from April 2011 through August 2011.

Prior to his becoming the SFLC Executive Director, Mr. Burgess was Chief of the Budget Execution Office of the Coast Guard Deputy Commandant of Mission Support (DCMS-83) where he was responsible for the execution of the Coast Guard’s entire support budget of over 3.75 billion dollars and developed the financial management infrastructure used to stand up the Coast Guard’s Deputy Commandant for Mission Support organization. Mr. Burgess honorably served the Coast Guard on active duty for twenty years and retired as a Commander in May, 2001. During his career he served as Commander, Coast Guard Group Moriches where he was responsible for all Coast Guard missions on the south shore of Long Island. As the Moriches Group Commander, he was the Coast Guard Mission Coordinator for the July 1996 TWA Flight 800 crash response and investigation, one of the largest maritime disaster responses in United States history. He was personally recognized by President Clinton for his performance and leadership during the extensive response and investigation.

Mr. Burgess graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. He performed post graduate study at Boston College, where he received a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Mr. Burgess is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia and is a Certified Government Financial Manager and has earned Program Manager – Level 1 Acquisition Professional Certification. His active duty awards include three Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals and the 1997 Coast Guard Foundation Team Achievement Award. Mr. Burgess hails from Warwick, RI. He and his wife Francoise, a Windsor, CT native, were married in 1989, and have one daughter, Chloe, who is in high school.


Master Chief Robert Jeffries assumed his duties as Command Master Chief, Surface Forces Logistics Center on 1 July 2014. His primary responsibility is to advise CAPT Chad Jacoby, the Commanding Officer of Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) Baltimore, MD on issues and initiatives pertaining to a distributed workforce of 1800 Coast Guard active duty, reserve and civilian personnel and their families as they provide naval engineering Support to 250 ships and 1800 small boats. At the time of his selection, Master Chief Jeffries was serving as Assistant School Chief at Chief Petty Officer Academy Petaluma, CA.

Master Chief Jeffries’ previous assignments include Training Center Petaluma, Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific, Surface Warfare Officers School, CGC IDA LEWIS, Newport, RI; CGC GREENBRIER, Natchez, MS; NESU Boston, MA; CGC NEAH BAY, Cleveland, OH.

Master Chief Jeffries is a native of Houston TX and joined the Coast Guard in 1989. He is married to the former Mrs. Lisa Jean Buck. Together they have two children Jacob 19 and Jocelyn 18.

Master Chief Jeffries is a proud graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Academy class CXIII and the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course class 04-11.

Master Chief Jeffries’ personal awards include personal awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals (one with operational distinguishing device), two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various other personal and unit awards. He also earned a permanent Cutterman insignia.