Base Seattle Command
Captain Khalil assumed the duties as Commanding Officer of Base Seattle in July 2021. 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 Khalil was the Logistics Chief and Commanding Officer of Military Personnel at Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach, CA, where he oversaw all Administrative, Supply, Finance, and Engineering Support for Sector and 13 subordinate commands.
Captain Khalil’s other career assignments include: Student Engineer aboard CGC HAMILTON (WHEC-715), Port Engineer for High Endurance Cutters, Buoy Tenders and Patrol Boats in the Pacific Area; Medium Endurance Cutter Asset Manager at the Maintenance & Logistics Command Atlantic, Chief Engineer of CGC HAMILTON in San Diego, CA, and the Polar Ice-Breakers Systems Manager at Office of Naval Engineering (CG-45) at Coast Guard Head Quarters in Washington, DC where he also oversaw the CGC POLAR STAR’s (WAGB-10) Reactivation Project; and the Long
Range Enforcer Product Line Engineering Branch Chief at Surface Forces Logistics Center in Oakland, CA.
Captain Khalil is originally from Scottsdale, AZ and graduated the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In 2003, he attended the Texas A&M University – College Station and earned a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. In 2006, he attended Averett University and earned a Masters in Business Administration.
His personal Military Awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.
Captain Khalil’s interests include golf, biking, cross-fitness, weight-lifting, triathlons, football, meditation and travel.
Commander Jonathan (“Jon”) Burby serves as Executive Officer, Coast Guard Base Seattle, providing a variety of mission support services in the Thirteenth Coast Guard District, 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.
Commander Burby attended the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT and graduated in May 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. After graduation, he reported to USCGC ESCANABA (WMEC-907) homeported in Boston, MA where he served as a Deck Watch Officer and as the Deck Department Head and Lead Boarding Officer. Commander Burby next assumed Command of USCGC YELLOWFIN (WPB-87319) homeported in Charleston, SC. As Commanding Officer, he sailed over 22,000 nautical miles during 4,050 underway hours in support of Maritime Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, and Alien Migration Interdiction Operations.
Following selection for the law advanced education program, Commander Burby received a Juris Doctor in 2009 from the Connecticut School of Law and is a member of the Connecticut Bar. His legal assignments include Staff Judge Advocate and Deputy Staff Judge Advocate at the Thirteenth Coast Guard District, staff attorney in the Office of Maritime and International Law, Prevention Law Division, staff attorney at Coast Guard Atlantic Area, and trial counsel at the Navy Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic. Commander Burby also served as Coast Guard Liaison Officer in the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs at the U.S. Department of State where he participated as a key member of U.S. delegations to China, Vietnam, and the International Maritime Organization, and wasr esponsible for formulating and implementing U.S. policy on international issues concerning the oceans and the Arctic.
Individual military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (3) with the Operational Distinguishing Device, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Commander Burby and his wife Cathryn reside in Snoqualmie, WA. His interests include mountain biking, birding, and backpacking.
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Seth Eury assumed the duties of Command Master Chief, Base Seattle in May 2019. He advises the Commanding Officer on current and proposed policies that directly impact the work-life balance and well-being of personnel and their families while supporting the mission through best practices and relationshipbuilding.
Before reporting to Base Seattle, he served as Command Master Chief and Engineer Petty Officer of Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans where he led the transition to new operating platforms, expansion of pursuit capability, development of Coast Guard Catastrophic Incident Search and Rescue policies and procedures, and support to Southern Border security operations on the Rio Grande River.
He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in September 1998 and graduated from Machinery Technician “A” School in February of 1999. His previous assignments include the USCGC THETIS in Key West, FL, USCGC WASHINGTON in Honolulu, HI, Station St. Petersburg, FL, Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore, MD and Station Monterey, CA.
He participated in Chief’s Call to Initiation in 2008, graduated from the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Academy Class 160 in 2009, attended the Senior Enlisted Leader Course in 2014 and has completed the Boat Forces Command Cadre School twice. While serving at the Surface Forces Logistics Center, he attended Anne Arundel Community College and the University of Maryland College Park James Clark School of Engineering where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He previously held memberships to American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Boat and Yacht Council. He is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
His personal awards include five Coast Guard Commendation Medals, four Coast Guard Achievement Medals, two Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbons and the permanent Coast Guard Cutterman Insignia. He received the Federal Executive Bronze Team Award in 2009.
He married his wife Ashley in 2005 and they have three children: Melanie, Madeleine, and Charlotte.