Pete Vermeer, M.S., Lieutenant Commander, USCG

Operation Research and Data Analytics, Instructor Department of Mathematics


LCDR Vermeer reported to the USCGA Department of Mathematics in the summer of 2021 from CGA’s Office of Institutional Research, where he served as the assistant director from 2017 to 2021. Prior to his CGA assignments, LCDR Vermeer served aboard the cutters ANACAPA (2000-2001), ALBACORE (2001-2002), RELIANCE (2006-2008), and ASPEN (2008-2010). In 2015, he returned to CGC ANACAPA as its commanding officer, leading at-sea law-enforcement, maritime security, and search and rescue missions in some of the most remote locations of Southeast Alaska. Between afloat assignments, he worked as an Operations Research Analyst in the Office of Budget Development for the Coast Guard’s Deputy Commandant for Operations. He holds an MS in Computational Operations Research from the College of William and Mary and a BS from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Management. He is an active mentor in the CGA Cadet Mentoring Program and is a Faculty Fellow of the Admiral James Loy Institute for Leadership. He lives in Essex, Connecticut with his spouse Victoria and their two boys.


  • Master of Science, Computational Operations Research, College of William and Mary, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science, Management, United States Coast Guard Academy, 2006

Courses Taught

  • Probability & Statistics, 2021
  • Operations Analysis Prep, 2021
  • Summer Math, 2021

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Vermeer, Szelwach, Sweet, Tarhini (2021) “A Holistic Approach to Embodied Leadership Development at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.” 2021 International Society for Organization Development and Change, Virtual International Conference, May 2021
  • Vermeer (2021) “Growing a Data Governance Program: Realizations and Challenges.” Connecticut Association for Institutional Research Spring Conference Presentation, May 2021
  • Vermeer, Giambra (2017) “Values in Action, Inventory of Character Strengths, Institutional & Individual Applications.” Connecticut Association for Institutional Research Fall Conference Presentation, October 2017
  • Leemis L.M., Luckett D.J., Powell A.G., Vermeer P.E. (2017) Univariate Probability Distributions. In: Glen A., Leemis L. (eds) Computational Probability Applications. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, vol 247. Springer, Cham.


  • CG Commendation Medal, 2010, 2015, & 2017
  • Navy League Pacific Central Region, Junior Officer of the Year, 2009
  • CG Achievement Medal, 2008
  • CG Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, 2002, 2021

Professional Memberships

  • New England Commission on Higher Education, Evaluator
  • Connecticut Association for Institutional Research, Past President
  • Surface Naval Officers Association, Lifetime Member

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