Prior to assignment at Sector Long Island Sound, Captain Joe Vojvodich was the Acquisition Program Manager for the Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) projects at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He oversaw an investment portfolio consisting of five major C4ISR projects: Rescue 21, Coast Guard Logistics Information Management System, Interagency Operations Centers, Nationwide Automatic Identification System and the C4ISR project. Capt. Vojvodich has also served as the project manager for C4ISR recapitalization efforts on aircraft, cutters and shore stations and supervised the Coast Guard’s research and development portfolio at the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate.
Other shore assignments including technical and management positions at the Telecommunications Branch of the Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic and at the Network Engineering Branch at Telecommunications & Information Systems Command. His afloat assignments included a tour as Commanding Officer of the multi-national crewed Caribbean Support Tender, USCGC GENTIAN; Executive Officer on USCGC STORIS; Commanding Officer of USCGC SAPELO; and Navigator on the USCGC MIDGETT.
Capt. Vojvodich is an honor graduate of the Coast Guard Academy. He earned his Masters of Science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and has completed the Naval War College nonresidential curriculum. In 2001, he obtained his Project Manager Professional certification. His most recent academic achievement was in 2007, when he graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University. He has been awarded three Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals and one Coast Guard Achievement Medal, as well as several unit, team and special operations service awards. Capt. Vojvodich and his wife, Donna, have three children, Callista, Sophia, and Michael.