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Division Staff - 2017

The Division Commander provides the primary leadership and supervision to the division. The Division Commander is responsible to assure that the overall division program conforms to the Coast Guard and Auxiliary policies and procedures.  The Vice Division Commander has the primary responsibility for administration and coordination of the division staff.

Division Commander Noreen Schifini
Vice Division Commander John M Fisher Jr.
Immediate Past Commander Joseph Cotignola

Staff Officers duties are to implement and carry out existing policies under the direct supervision of the Vice Division Commander.  Staff positions are not honorary, they are there to accomplish a particular portion of the overall Team Coast Guard mission.


SO-CM Holger E Skurbe

Communication Services

SO-CS Terry Bearce


SO-DV Ruth Bearce


SO-FN Joe Juska

Human Resources

SO-HR Ruth Bearce

Information Services

SO-IS David Anema

Marine Safety

SO-MS James J McMahon


SO-MA Douglas L Smith

Member Training

SO-MT Ted Hall

Navigation Systems

SO-NS William Castagno


SO-OP Joseph Cotignola

Public Affairs

SO-PA Paul Casalese

Public Education

SO-PE Christopher Malzone


SO-PB Terry Bearce

Program Visitor

SO-PV Noreen Schifini


SO-SR John Fisher

Vessel Examiner

SO-VE Richard Catania