Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio assumed his duties as Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District in June 2014. As such, he oversees multi-mission Coast Guard operations from the California-Oregon border to Peru including Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. He most recently served at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he was the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, overseeing Coast Guard Inspections and Compliance, Marine Transportation Systems, and Commercial Regulations and Standards. His responsibilities included programs in waterways management, navigation and boating safety, commercial vessels, ports and facilities, merchant mariner credentialing, vessel documentation, marine casualty investigation, inspections, and port state control.
Additionally, his previous assignments include: Special Advisor for Homeland Security to the Vice President (2011-2012); First Coast Guard District Chief of Staff (2009-2011); and National Security Strategist at the Pentagon on the Air Force Chief of Staff’s Strategic Studies Group (2008); Commanding Officer Sector St. Petersburg (2005-2008); Chief, Office of Compliance, Coast Guard Headquarters (2002-2004); Department of Transportation to Department of Homeland Security Transition Team (2002); Commanding Officer, Marine Safety Office San Juan (1999-2002); Executive Officer, Marine Safety Office San Diego (1996-1998); Instructor/Marine Inspection School Chief at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown (1992-1996); Supervisor, Coast Guard Resident Office St. Croix (1990-1992); Commercial Vessel Inspector/Investigator at Marine Inspection Office New York (1984-1988); engineer onboard the Coast Guard Icebreaker NORTHWIND (1982-1984).
Rear Admiral Servidio is a 1982 graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering. He has also earned two Masters of Science Degrees: in Engineering from the University of Michigan and in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.
Rear Admiral Servidio’s military awards include four Legion of Merit Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, the Transportation 9-11 Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals.