Commander Boris Montatsky

Cyber Effects and Protection Division Chief
U. S. Coast Guard Cyber Command

Commander Boris Montatsky currently serves at U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command as the Cyber Effects and Protection Division Chief. In this role, he leads a diverse staff of three Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs), a Cyber Mission Team (CMT), and a Maritime Cyber Readiness Branch. These elements inform and assess cyber risk across the Maritime Transportation System (MTS) as well as conduct cyberspace operations that prevent and defend against cyber attacks targeting U.S. national interests.

His previous assignments include Assistant Response Department Head and Search and Rescue (SAR) controller at Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, WI, as well as Cybersecurity Certification & Accreditation Team Lead at the Coast Guard’s Telecommunications Information Systems Command (TISCOM). Commander Montatsky also served as Chief, Centralized Service Desk (CSD), St. Louis, MO. His staff assignments include Chief, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Information Assurance Division for the Assistant Commandant for Intelligence (CG-2), and Chief of the Cyberspace Operations Policy Division under the Assistant Commandant for Capability (CG-7) at Coast Guard Headquarters.

Commander Montatsky earned his commission from the U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School, New London, CT. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management and Information Systems. His postgraduate education includes a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from DePaul University, Chicago, IL, and a Master of Science in Government Information Leadership from the National Defense University, Washington D.C. He also holds numerous professional certifications. Commander Montatsky is a permanent Boat Forces Pin (Pewter) holder and has been awarded several personal and service awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal (3), the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal. He is also a 2020 Old Crows Association Military Service Award Winner. Commander Montatsky was born in Minsk, Belarus and immigrated to the United States in 1989 where his family settled in Chicago, IL. He has been married to his wife Karina for 20 years, and they have two sons – Sean
(18) and Ethan (14).