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ACADEMICS
LCDR Jeremy M. McKenzie
Instructor
Department of Humanities
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Lieutenant Commander Jeremy McKenzie became a member of the Academy’s faculty in June of 2016. He is also assigned as a researcher to the Center for Arctic Study and Policy (CASP).

Prior to his assignment at the Academy, Lieutenant Commander McKenzie attended Brown University. While working on his graduate degree, Lieutenant Commander McKenzie led a major project on cooperation in the Bering Strait Region that required travel to both Alaska and Russia to conduct research. He has continued to work on this research since his assignment at the Academy and has presented it at both the Arctic Coast Guard Forum in Boston as well as at the United Nations House in Moscow, Russia. He also had the opportunity to present his findings to Russia’s Ambassador at Large for the Arctic, Ambassador Barbin, at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is currently advising a new team of graduate students from Brown University who are looking at how indigenous connections could strengthen cooperation in the Bering Strait Region.

Lieutenant Commander McKenzie was recognized by Brown with both the Director’s Award for leadership as well as the Director’s Award for the best capstone project. He also interned for the City of Hartford Development Services Division as well as U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

Lieutenant Commander McKenzie previously served at both air stations Atlantic City and Savannah as an MH-65D Aircraft Commander and qualified in both Search and Rescue (SAR) and Rotary Wing Air Intercept (RWAI) missions. Prior to serving in the Coast Guard he was an Army Medical Service Corps Officer and UH-60 Blackhawk medical evacuation pilot. In the Army, he served multiple overseas tours to include Korea, a peacekeeping tour in Bosnia and two combat tours in Iraq. As an aircraft commander in both the Army and the Coast Guard, Lieutenant Commander McKenzie has more than 2,900 flight hours, including more than 300 hours of combat and imminent danger time.

Lieutenant Commander McKenzie earned Coast Guard Aviator Wings, the Expert Field Medical Badge, Army Aviator Badge, and U.S. Army Parachutist Badge.

Lieutenant Commander McKenzie and his wife, Nicole, reside in Connecticut with their two daughters. They enjoy travel, soccer, alpine skiing, Tae Kwon Do and outdoors activities.
 

Education:
  • Master of Public Policy, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, 2016
  • Master of Social Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, 2012
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Maryland University College, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, State University of New York, College at Brockport, 1997

Courses Taught:
  • Principles of American Government
  • American Government
  • Arctic Advanced Research Project
  • Pilot Ground School

Selected Presentations:
  • McKenzie, J. and Klarich S. Poster Presentation of “The Bering Strait: Reducing Risk Through International Cooperation And Capability Improvements.” Presented at the 7th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations, 2017, Washington, D.C.
  • McKenzie, J. “The Bering Strait: Reducing Risk Through International Cooperation and Capability Improvements.” Presented at the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council, 2017, New London, CT.
  • McKenzie, J. and Klarich S. “The Bering Strait: Reducing Risk Through International Cooperation And Capability Improvements.” Presented at the International Cooperation in the Arctic Roundtable, United Nations House, 2016, Moscow, Russia
  • McKenzie, J. and Klarich S. Poster Presentation of “The Bering Strait: Reducing Risk Through International Cooperation And Capability Improvements.” Presented at the Arctic Coast Guard Forum, 2016, Boston, MA
  • McKenzie, J., Klarich, S., Ardrey, C. and Lagor, K. “The Bering Strait: Reducing Risk Through International Cooperation And Capability Improvements.” Presented at the Watson Institute at Brown University, 2016, Providence, R.I. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgrI-NWDMk8 

Honors:
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Medal (x2)
  • Coast Guard Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (x3)
  • Army Achievement Medal (x2)
  • Coast Guard Letter of Commendation (x2)
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (x2)
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
LCDR Jeremy M. McKenzie
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Humanities Department
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Jeremy.M.McKenzie@uscga.edu
(860) 701-6103