Originally from Saint Marys, GA, Chief Warrant Officer Blount enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 2005.
After he completed recruit basic training in Cape May, NJ, he was assigned to the deck department of Coast Guard Cutter (CGC) BLUEFIN where he earned his first coxswain certification on the cutter’s small boat.
He departed in late 2005 to Boatswain’s Mate “A” School in Yorktown, VA where he studied navigation and seamanship. Graduating in March 2006, he advanced to Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class and reported to Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Kings Bay, GA.
There, he earned his Tactical Coxswain and Boarding Officer certifications, deploying throughout the continental U.S conducting the Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security (PWCS) mission and advancing to Second Class.
He departed in 2009 and transferred to CGC BLUEFIN, once again, where he advanced to First Class Petty Officer and assumed the duties of the Operations Petty Officer.
In 2011, he received orders and returned to MSST Kings Bay where he certified as Deployable Team Leader and led PWCS missions around the country.
In 2014, he earned an overseas assignment to join the Training Advisory Group in Dammam, Saudi Arabia where he developed curriculum for Saudi Arabia’s Training Center of the newly created Maritime Infrastructure Protection Force.
In 2015, he transferred to the CGC GANNET in Fort Lauderdale, FL where he served as the Operations Petty Officer, earned his Multi-Mission Ashore and Afloat Officer in Charge Certifications and advanced to Chief Petty Officer.
In 2017, he received an assignment as Executive Petty Officer of Station Brunswick, GA where he supervised and led a unit of 40 men and women responsible for conducing Search and Rescue, and Law Enforcement missions throughout Georgia’s coastline.
In 2019, he advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer and received orders to assume command as Officer in Charge of CGC AMBERJACK in Jonesport, ME.
There, he patrolled Northern New England’s coast enforcing commercial fishing vessel safety regulations and Federal Fishery laws. Mid-way through his tour, he and his crew turned over the CGC AMBERJACK to CG Yard as he took command of CGC FINBACK through the recurring depot availability program.
Upon completing his tour as Officer in Charge of CGC FINBACK, he earned his commission as a Chief Warrant Officer and executed orders to CGC SEA DRAGON, Kings Bay, GA, as the Commanding Officer.
Chief Warrant Officer Blount’s military awards include five Coast Guard Commendation Medals and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, all with operational distinguishing devices. He has also earned a permanent Cutterman, Coxswain, and advanced boat forces insignia. Since 2011, he has maintained a 100 Gross Ton Near Coastal Master Merchant Mariner License with towing endorsement.
Chief Warrant Officer Blount is currently enrolled as a Business Major at American Military University where he maintains a GPA of 4.0. He is a graduate of the Coast Guard’s Chief Petty Officer Academy, where he excelled as the President of class 231. As a proud local, he is a graduate of Camden County High School, Class of 2002.
Chief Warrant Officer Blount is married to the former Dani Seymour of Saint Simons Island, GA. They have a 3 year old son, Merritt, and a nine-month old baby girl, Eleanor.