Captain James M. Heinz, USCG
Commanding Officer Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center
The Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) is responsible for field
execution of the Coast
Guard’s Civil Engineering Program, including planning, design, construction, contracting,
environmental, real property and base facility management and operations.
Raised in Rockledge, Florida, Captain Heinz graduated from the U.S. Coast
Guard Academy in 1986
with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Following graduation, he served aboard the
USCGC DILIGENCE as a Student Engineer and Damage Control Assistant.
Over the next two years, Captain Heinz was assigned to the Program Execution and Management Branch of the Civil Engineering Division at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC. From 1991 to 1996, Captain Heinz was assigned to the USCG Facilities Design and Construction Center Pacific where he served as project manager and assistant Design Team Leader. In 1996, Captain Heinz was assigned to the USCG Integrated Support Command San Pedro as Chief, Facilities and Industrial Engineering Division. Following this tour, he served as the Executive Officer of the USCG Civil Engineering Unit Miami from 2000 to 2003. From 2003 to 2006, he was assigned as Commanding Officer of USCG Civil Engineering Unit Oakland. From 2006 to 2008, he was assigned as Chief, Facilities Engineering Division at USCG Training Center Yorktown where he oversaw all aspects of maintaining a training campus servicing the Coast Guard’s largest student population. His most recent assignment was as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s Facilities Design and Construction Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
Captain Heinz attended graduate school at the University of Illinois in 1991 where he earned a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
Captain Heinz is married to the former Darlene Ratermann of Greenville, Illinois. They have two children, Samantha and Evan.
Captain David P. Semnoski, USCG
Deputy, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center
Captain Semnoski graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1990 and served for two years as a Deck Watch Officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter SASSAFRAS in Honolulu, HI. After earning a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1994, he was assigned to Civil Engineering Unit (CEU) New York as a project manager and then as Chief of the Construction Division. In 1996, he returned to the Coast Guard Academy to teach in the Engineering Department. He reported to CEU Miami as the Chief, Planning and Real Property Division in 2000 and was responsible for asset management throughout the Coast Guard’s Seventh and Eighth Districts. In 2003, he was assigned as Executive Officer, CEU Cleveland, serving the Coast Guard’s Fifth and Ninth Districts. From 2006 until 2010, he was Chief of the Program Management Division in the Office of Civil Engineering at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for budget, real estate and force management for the Civil Engineering Program. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Executive Officer of CG Telecommunications and Information and Systems Command Alexandria, VA, which is one of the C4IT Service Center’s three Centers of Excellence and includes the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard. He is currently assigned as Deputy, CG Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center Norfolk, VA, which is responsible for field execution of the Coast Guard’s Civil Engineering Program, including planning, design, construction, contracting, environmental, real property and base facility management and operations.
Captain Semnoski is a Department of Homeland Security Senior Fellow and a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut. He and his wife Cathy live in Chesapeake, VA with their four sons, Jonathan, Tommy, Blake and David.