(Extensions of Remarks - June 01, 2015)

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[Congressional Record Volume 161, Number 86 (Monday, June 1, 2015)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E799]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                         HON. CANDICE S. MILLER

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                          Monday, June 1, 2015

  Mrs. MILLER of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 
service and dedication of Lieutenant Commander Jay Guyer, who is 
leaving his post as Deputy U.S. Coast Guard Liaison to the House of 
  During his time as a liaison to the House, Lieutenant Commander Guyer 
was a consummate professional who exemplified the Coast Guard's values 
of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. Over the last three years, 
Lieutenant Commander Guyer's extensive knowledge of Coast Guard 
operations and strategic priorities has been invaluable to the Members 
of the Coast Guard's oversight Committees as critical decisions were 
made in an era of lean budgets.
  Lieutenant Commander Guyer was instrumental in the education of 
Congressional Members and staff on Coast Guard missions, operations, 
and significant recapitalization needs. Lieutenant Commander Guyer 
worked tirelessly to showcase interagency operations throughout the 
Department of Homeland Security, highlighting the interoperability of 
homeland security agencies along the California coastline and leading 
delegations that examined the national security impact of illicit 
maritime smuggling throughout the Caribbean.
  The men and women who serve as Congressional Liaisons make 
significant contributions to the success of the Coast Guard through 
their work with the Congress. Most notably, Lieutenant Commander Guyer 
played a key role in the transfer of 14 C-27J Spartan aircraft from the 
Air Force, avoiding over $500 million in Coast Guard acquisition costs. 
His continued support for vital recapitalization and modernization 
efforts was integral throughout the 113th and 114th Congresses.
  Lieutenant Commander Guyer's extensive knowledge of the Coast Guard's 
response operations ensured oversight committees were kept continually 
apprised of rapidly unfolding events during Hurricane Sandy, the Boston 
Marathon bombing, and surges in alien-migrant interdiction operations. 
On a personal note, he has been a tremendous help to me and my staff, 
especially in coordinating oversight of the Coast Guard's vital 
missions on the Great Lakes.
  I would like to thank Lieutenant Commander Guyer for his dedication 
and service in this challenging position and congratulate him on his 
upcoming position as Executive Officer on Coast Guard Cutter THETIS in 
Key West, Florida.
  I wish Lieutenant Commander Guyer fair winds and following seas as he 
continues his outstanding service to our Nation and thank his wife, 
Jennifer, and his children, Adam, and Kaitlin for their continued 
support to the Coast Guard family.