USS PORTER


Commander Blair Guy
Commanding Officer

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A native of Florida and second-generation U.S. Navy Sailor, CDR Blair Guy enlisted in the US Navy in 1991 as a nuclear Machinist Mate. Selected for the nuclear enlisted commissioning program, he earned a B.S. degree in Physics from Auburn University and was commissioned upon completion of Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida.

At sea, CDR Guy served as the Combat Information Center Division Officer and Gunnery Officer in USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53); Reactor Laboratories Division Officer in USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73); Operations Officer in USS RAMAGE (DDG 61); commissioning Reactor Electrical Assistant in USS GEORGE H W BUSH (CVN 77); and Executive Officer in USS PORTER (DDG 78). He was forward deployed to SEVENTH Fleet while stationed in Yokosuka, Japan and has deployed to FIFTH and SIXTH Fleet areas of responsibility.

Ashore, CDR Guy served as Assistant Strategy Officer for Director, Strategy and Policy (N5), US Naval Forces Europe; Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board Inspector for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; and Joint Experimentation Branch Chief for Director Policy, Strategy, Partnering and Capabilities (J5/8), US European Command.

CDR Guy’s additional education includes a M.S. degree in Management Information Systems from Bowie State University and Joint Professional Military education through the USAF Staff College and Joint Forces Staff College.

His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) and various unit and service awards.