Captain Raymond serves as the Sector Commander and Captain of the Port for Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound. He first reported to Sector Puget Sound in June 2013 and was assigned as the Deputy Sector Commander until March 2014 when he assumed command.
He came to Sector Puget Sound from his most recent assignment with Coast Guard Congressional and Governmental Affairs in Washington, DC where he served first as the Coast Guard’s Liaison to the U.S. Senate and then later as the Deputy Chief of Congressional and Governmental Affairs.
Captain Raymond is a native of Williamsburg, Virginia and graduated with honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1991. He received his Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College in 1996 and graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval War College, College of Naval Command and Staff in 1998.
Captain Raymond’s afloat assignments include Deck Watch Officer on Coast Guard Cutter NORTHLAND (WMEC 904), Executive Officer of Coast Guard Cutter ATTU (WPB 1317), Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter SAPELO (WPB 1314), and Commanding Officer and Plankowner of Coast Guard Cutter SHAMAL (WPC 13).
He has also served operationally ashore as the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit (MFPU) Kings Bay. Captain Raymond’s staff assignments include the Office of Intelligence at Coast Guard Headquarters; a three year detail to Senator John McCain’s staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and a tour as the Coast Guard Military Assistant to the Director of Net Assessment within the Office of the Secretary of Defense.