Michael Persun, M.S., Lieutenant, USCG

Instructor, Chemistry
Department of Science

LT Michael Persun graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2009. Upon graduation, he served as a Deck Watch Officer and Support Department Head on board CGC DILIGENCE (WMEC-616) homeported in Wilmington, NC. In 2011, LT Persun transferred to Sector St. Petersburg, FL fulfilling the role as a Command Duty Officer and Incident Management Division Chief. Following this tour, LT Persun was selected for chemistry graduate school and attended the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation in 2017, LT Persun reported to the Coast Guard Academy.


  • B.S. Marine Environmental Science, USCGA
  • M.S. Organic and Environmental Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

  • Chemistry I/II
  • Petroleum and Oil Spill Science


  • Coast Guard Commendation Medal
  • Coast Guard Achievement Medal (x2)
  • Commandant’s Letter of Commendation

Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society

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