Greg Harden has been appointed as the new Western Region Commodore. Greg has served as the WR Vice Commodore of Membership and is a member of the WR Executive Board. Greg grew up on the SSS Intrepid of Palo Alto in the Pacific Skyline Council. Greg served as a firefighter for fourteen years and now is a hazardous materials professional. Greg lives with his family in Watsonville, California.

WR Commodore Harden has relieved Joshua Gilliland, who has been promoted to WR Vice President for High Adventure and Career Programs.

WR Commodore Greg Harden and WR VP Josh Gilliland

Greg Harden is a dedicated Sea Scouter who will continue to build on the successes in the Western Region. Below is Commodore Harden’s introduction message:

Hello Western Region,

I am very delighted and honored to have this opportunity to serve as the next Regional Commodore for the Western Region.

I will continue the forward progress that has been made under the watch of Commodore Gilliland with growing the West. We have a long history and legacy to protect and honor. We must not forget where we came from.

We must continue to guide, teach, and train the young men and women in our program to preserve our maritime history and traditions so they can pass this gift down to the next generation of Sea Scouts. Many of our Scouts will become Skippers and Mates in the future. 

Every Skipper should share the same goal to help and support each one of their Sea Scouts in building confidence, communication skills, and problem solving abilities, before departing our program for life’s many challenges. Every Sea Scout should be doing their best to earn and achieve their Quartermaster Rank.

As we move through 2019 and beyond, myself and the Regional Committee will be doing our best to continue guiding the Western Region in a positive direction. I will keep you all in the loop with all major changes.

I look forward to meeting and talking with as many of you as I can as I make my rounds throughout the West. 

For every Adult Leader we have here in the West, I thank you for your time and commitment to the Sea Scouting Service and investing in the lives of the young men and women in our program.


Greg Harden
Western Region Commodore