LCDR Yamaris Barril is currently assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Office of Port and Facility Compliance, Cargo and Facilities Division. LCDR Barril is currently responsible for policy formulation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program. Prior to her current assignment, LCDR Barril participated on the Port Safety and Security Industry Training Program where she had the opportunity to work with three diferent sectors within the maritime industry.
Prior to her Industry Training, LCDR Barril was the Senior Investigator Officer at U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan were she oversaw marine casualties, suspension and revocation investigations and violations of U.S. law regulations and International Treaties for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Prior to this assignment, LCDR Barril was the supervisor of a CG detachment office in the south part of Puerto Rico where she oversaw the execution of marine safety, security and environmental protection missions across a geographically diverse 120-mile coastline in the south and west of Puerto Rico. Prior to this assignment, LCDR Barril served as staff officer of the Prevention Branch at U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District located in Cleveland, Ohio. LCDR Barril was responsible for oversight and policy formulation for U.S. Coast Guard vessel inspections and marine casualty investigations throughout the Great Lakes. Prior to Cleveland, LCDR Barril served as a Marine Inspector at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston - Galveston located in Houston, Texas. In one of the busiest ports in the United States, LCDR Barril was in charge of vessel inspections of oil and chemical tankers, freight ships, passenger vessels, and marine facilities.
Raised in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, LCDR Barril joined the Coast Guard in 2003 through the College Student Pre Commissioning Initiative Program. In this program, LCDR Barril was able to complete her undergraduate degree at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón located in Santurce, Puerto Rico where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. After earning her degree, LCDR Barril was assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School located in New London Connecticut where she was commissioned in 2005.
In February 2010, LCDR Barril earned a Masters of Arts in Management with minor in Human Resources from American Military University. Her personal awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, a Coast Guard Achievement Medal and a Commandant’s Letter of Commendation. LT Barril is married to LCDR Glenn Goetchius, USCG, of Gales Ferry, Connecticut. Together they have two children, Isabel and Diego.