|Name Gary Blore|
|Education United States Coast Guard Academy|
Gary T. Blore is a retired Rear Admiral of the United States Coast Guard. He retired as the Commander of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District in 2011.
Blore attended the Coast Guard Academy, and graduated in 1975. From 1977 until 1982, he served as a helicopter aircraft commander at Coast Guard Air Station Brooklyn, NY, and participated in the Mariel (Cuba) to Key West Cuban Exodus of 1980.
From 1998 to 2002, Blore served as a Guardian fanjet aircraft commander at Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, where he was deployed for four months to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, in early 1991. From 2002 to 2004, Blore served as the Coast Guard's Chief, Office of Budget and Programs for the Assistant Commandant for Planning, Resources and Procurement with oversight of a $7 billion budget.
From April 17, 2006, to June 7, 2007, he served as Program Executive Officer (PEO) of the Integrated Deepwater System Program, and then from 2007 to 2009 as the Coast Guard's Assistant Commandant for Acquisition, or Chief Acquisition Officer.
On July 14, 2009, Admiral Blore assumed Command of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District in Seattle, Washington.
His personal decorations include the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, five awards of the Legion of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and the Transportation 9-11 Medal.
Rear Admiral Blore is married to the former Vera Steiner of New York City, NY. They have two children: David and Anna.