CAPT Tedd Hutley 

Commander, National Strike Force (NSF)

Commanding Officer, National Strike Force Coordination Center (NSFCC)
United States Coast Guard




Captain Tedd Hutley serves as Commander, National Strike Force (NSF) and Commanding Officer, National Strike Force Coordination Center (NSFCC) in Elizabeth City, NC. The NSF is a functional deployable specialized forces command with global responsibility. The NSF is headquartered at the NSFCC and consists of the Public Information Assist Team (PIAT), Coast Guard Incident Management Assist Team (CG-IMAT), Atlantic Strike Team (AST), Gulf Strike Team (GST), and Pacific Strike Team (PST).  In his roles, he provides rapidly deployable technical experts, specialized equipment, and incident management capabilities for lead agency Incident Commanders and Federal On-Scene Coordinators for the most complex response and preparedness missions while minimizing the adverse impact to the public and the environment from natural and man-made disasters.

His prior assignment was the NSF and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Capabilities Division Chief within the Commandant’s Office of Specialized Capabilities. This Headquarters program office is responsible for policy and capabilities management of the NSF and the Coast Guard’s CBRN and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) program. 

Captain Hutley received his commission through the Coast Guard’s Direct Commission Officer Program on April 01, 2000.  His first assignment was the NSFCC where he served as a Team Leader for the Preparedness for Response Exercise Program.  In 2002, he transferred to Marine Safety Office Puget Sound where he led the Marine Environmental Response Branch and served on the Sector Seattle Contingency Planning staff.  In 2006, he was selected for the Coast Guard’s Environmental Management graduate degree program and attended the University of Washington.  There he earned a Master’s Degree in Marine Affairs and a Graduate Certificate in Global Trade Transportation and Logistics.  In 2008, he returned to the NSFCC as the NSF Operations Officer where he oversaw all operations, capabilities, training, and readiness for the three Strike Teams and Public Information Assist Team. In 2012, he was assigned to the Gulf Strike Team as the Executive Officer. During this assignment he responded to Hurricane Isaac, Super-storm Sandy and led a Strike Team Detachment on a 3 ½ month overseas deployment in support of Naval Forces Europe and the United Nations Joint Mission to destroy Syrian chemical warfare agents. In 2015, Captain Hutley took command of the Atlantic Strike Team in Fort Dix, NJ. During this tour he served as the Incident Commander for Hurricane Harvey environmental response in Texas, Hurricane Maria environmental response in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the lightering of the sunken Tank Barge ARGO in Lake Erie.

Captain Hutley’s military awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal (5 awards), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (5 awards), the DOT 9-11 Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, Commandant’s Letters of Commendation (2 awards), the Marine Safety insignia and numerous operational and unit awards.

Captain Hutley was born and raised in Sequim, Washington.  He is a 1994 graduate of Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Science.  Prior to entering the Coast Guard, he worked for Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife as a wildlife biologist conducting research on the endangered Marbled Murrelet seabird.  Captain Hutley and his wife Elizabeth have two sons, Ian and Caleb