CAPTAIN CHAD L. JACOBY, USCG

 

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, a certified Level III program manager and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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. KENNETH R. BURGESS

 

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.

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. He is the 2018 recipient of the Captain Richard P. Poore Award for Leadership within the Coast Guard Naval Engineering Program.

Mr. Burgess hails from Warwick, RI. He and his wife Francoise have one daughter, Chloe, who is in college.

 

 

CMC Matthew Valenti COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
MATTHEW VALENTI, USCG

 

Master Chief Matthew Valenti assumed his duties as Command Master Chief, USCG Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) on 14 June 2018. His primary responsibility is to advise the Commanding Officer of SFLC on issues and initiatives pertaining to a nationally 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. Most recently Master Chief Valenti served as the Command Master Chief of USCG Sector New Orleans.

Master Chief Valenti’s previous assignments include Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of the Redeployment Assistance and Inspection Detachment in Afghanistan and Kuwait, Logistics Department Head and collateral duty Command Senior Chief at MSU Lake Charles, LA, and Assistant Response Department Head and collateral duty Command Chief at MSU Baton Rouge, LA.

Master Chief Valenti is a proud graduate of the U.S. Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (class 07D), Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Command Master Chief Course (class Sep 2006), the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (class Apr 2016) and the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course (class 0909-B).

Master Chief Valenti’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, six Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and one Army Achievement Medal.