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Justin Nadolny

U.S. Coast Guard


Last updated: Jul 31, 2019

Justin Nadolny is a U.S. Coast Guard Officer currently assigned as Military Aide to the Vice President. A career sea-going officer, he has extensive experience conducting counter-drug, immigration enforcement, search and rescue, and national security missions. Most recently, he served as second in command of a 270’ cutter homeported in Key West, Florida, patrolling the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean to counter the illicit transport of drugs and migrants into the U.S. He also deployed to Manama, Bahrain in command of a 110’ patrol boat, patrolling the Iraq-Iran maritime border and training the Iraqi Navy to protect critical infrastructure in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He holds a B.S. in Management from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a M.P.A. from The George Washington University.

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