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Division Staff - 2019

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 Paul Casalese
Vice Division Commander Terry F Bearce.
Immediate Past Commander Noreen Schifini

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 Joseph Cotignola

Communication Services

SO-CS Terry F 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 Ken Kapler

Navigation Systems

SO-NS William Castagno


SO-OP Terry F Bearce

Public Affairs

SO-PA Noreen Schifini

Public Education

SO-PE Open


SO-PB Terry F Bearce

Program Visitor

SO-PV Paul Casalese


SO-SR Louise Springer

Vessel Examiner

SO-VE Basil Iwanyk