Base Seattle Command

Commanding Officer

CAPT BobaCaptain Jed Boba assumed the duties as Commanding Officer of Base Seattle in July 2018 after serving as Executive Officer from July 2016 to July 2018.  He is responsible for providing a wide variety of mission support services to units and personnel within the Thirteenth Coast Guard District, including general administration and personnel management, medical/dental, supply, property, military housing, procurement, warehousing, facilities maintenance, naval engineering, computer and electronics support, and morale and recreational services.
 
Prior to reporting to Base Seattle, Captain Boba was the Facilities Engineering Division Chief at Training Center Yorktown, Virginia.  Leading 10 engineers, 19 military, and 50+ contractors, he oversaw the delivery of facility maintenance and repair, information technology support, and barracks hotelling services across a $270M shore plant, 800 permanent party personnel, and more than 8000 annual resident students.
 
Captain Boba’s other career assignments include: Executive Officer at Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland providing comprehensive facility design and construction services, environmental and real property support, and capital planning to Coast Guard units throughout the Great Lakes and mid-Atlantic Regions; Project and Program Manager at Facilities Design and Construction Center Pacific where he completed all facility upgrades for the homeporting of five new patrol boats and managed the design and construction program for Base Kodiak; Project Manager at Civil Engineering Unit Oakland, CA; and Deck Watch Officer onboard CGC LAUREL in Mayport, FL.  
 
Captain Boba is originally from Gilbert, AZ and graduated with High Honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  In 1998, he attended the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering.  He also holds a Professional Engineering license from the state of California. 
 
His personal awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, a Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation with operational distinguishing device.

Executive Officer

CDR DeweyCommander John T. Dewey serves as Executive Officer, Base Seattle, which is the single touch-point for mission support within the Thirteenth Coast Guard District.  Base Seattle provides a variety of mission support services, including administration and personnel management, medical and dental care, work-life support, procurement, supply, housing, facilities maintenance, naval engineering, computer and electronics support, and morale and recreational services.
 
Prior assignments include Staff Judge Advocate for the Fourteenth District in Honolulu, HI, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the Thirteenth District in Seattle, WA, and staff attorney in the Offices of General Law and Claims and Litigation at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  As a Coast Guard attorney, he prosecuted marine pollution cases and military justice crimes and defended the Coast Guard in civil lawsuits, including several wrongful death cases related to Coast Guard search-and-rescue activities; he was legal advisor for the Headquarters-level Freedom of Information Act program during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response in the Gulf of Mexico; and he managed the Federal Medical Recovery Act program.  Commander Dewey received a Juris Doctor in 2007 from J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.  He is a member of the Utah Bar.
 
Commander Dewey graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1997 with a B.S. in Operations Research.  After graduation, he spent five years at sea, serving on CGC CONIFER (WLB-301) in Los Angeles, California, and CGC EDISTO (WPB-1313) in San Diego, California.  He became a highly skilled navigator and ship driver and led hundreds of law enforcement, safety, and security boardings.  Commander Dewey transferred to Washington, D.C. and served as an intelligence officer in the National Command Center with follow-on assignment as Chief of the Counter-Drug and Human Smuggling Analysis Branch tracking maritime drug and human smuggling activity at the Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center. 
 
Individual military awards include three Meritorious Service Medals, a Commendation Medal, three Achievement Medals, and the Department of Transportation 9/11 Service Medal.

Command Master Chief

Scotty Hudson is Base Seattle's Command Master Chief.