U.S. Coast Guard Detachment Chief
Liquified Gas Carrier National Centre of Expertise
CAPT Jason Smith is the Detachment Chief for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (LGC NCOE) located in Port Arthur, TX. Here he supervises a team of liquefied gas subject matter experts who provide technical advice to both the industry and the Coast Guard, and increase and maintain the Coast Guard’s collective competency and capacity to professionally engage with the liquefied gas industry. Areas of specialty include vessels and facilities that transport or utilize liquefied gases. Previously CAPT Smith has held numerous field and staff assignments specializing in marine safety, coastal security, and environmental compliance. Later this summer, CAPT Smith will be reporting to Sector Corpus Christi as their Deputy Sector Commander and responsible for all Coast Guard missions from the Mexico Boarder to the Colorado River. CAPT Smith received his active duty commission in 1996 after serving as an enlisted reservist for 3 years. He is a 1996 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and a 2007 graduate of the University of Maryland with a Master of Science in Systems Engineering and Reliability/Risk Engineering.