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CAPT Sloan A. Tyler
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Humanities Department
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-8341
CAPT Sloan A. Tyler
Department of Humanities
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Sloan A. Tyler currently serves as an instructor in the Humanities Department, Law Section. She is also a Captain in the U. S. Coast Guard Reserve Corps. CAPT Tyler received a direct commission appointment to the United States Coast Guard in 1991. She served on active duty as a staff attorney for the Military Justice and Maritime and International Law Divisions, and the First Coast Guard District Legal Office. In 1997, she served as an Instructor of Law at the Coast Guard Academy, and participated with the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies in two Executive Seminars in Mongolia and Ecuador.

In 1998, she transitioned to the reserve corps and since that time has assumed various reserve and active duty contracts for the U.S. Coast Guard. In 2007, she served as Border Security Policy Officer with the Office of Law Enforcement and was responsible for integrating Coast Guard maritime border security initiatives with the Department of Homeland Security. She served as the Coast Guard Liaison Officer to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ottawa, Canada, coordinating joint Coast Guard law enforcement operations between Canadian and U.S. law enforcement agencies. As a reservist, she served as the Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (EPLO) in Honolulu, Hawaii from 2010 to 2012, where she coordinated disaster response capabilities with federal, state and local disaster response agencies and participated in disaster preparation exercises in the Pacific Islands. In 2012, she transferred to the Eighth Coast Guard District to serve as the EPLO Coordinator, managing the training and readiness of the District’s EPLOs in one of the most active natural disaster regions in the country.

In 2013, she became the Director of the Special Victim’s Counsel (SVC) program and supervised 18 military attorneys, administered a $350k budget, established programmatic policy, and managed a program that provided legal representation to military victims of sexual assault. In November 2015, she accepted an active duty assignment with the Coast Guard Academy Legal Office to address fiscal, labor, and higher education legal issues.

In 2015, CAPT Tyler was selected by the Judge Advocates Association to receive the Coast Guard Reserve Judge Advocate Award. Personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), the Commendation Medal (4), and the Achievement Medal (2). A Massachusetts native, she graduated from Boston College in 1986 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Suffolk University Law School in 1990 with a Juris Doctorate.

CAPT Tyler is married and has three beautiful children.

  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1990
  • B.A., Mathematics, Boston College, 1986

Courses Taught:
  • Criminal Justice

  • Selected by the Judge Advocates Association to receive the 2015 Coast Guard Reserve Judge Advocate Award.
  • Personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Commendation Medal (4), and Achievement Medal (2).

Professional Memberships:
  • Member of the Florida Bar