|Rear Admiral Theodore Wojnar served as the Thirteen District
Commander from April 1986 to July 1988. Prior to that he served as Chief
of Office of Navigation at Coast Guard Headquarters from July 1983. He
was nominated to the position of Rear Admiral while serving as Chief of
Staff, Fifth Coast Guard District in Portsmouth, Va.
A native of Holyoke, Mass., Wojnar attended the University of Mass. for one year before he was appointed a cadet at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., where he graduated in 1953. He received his post graduate education in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.
Rear Admiral Wojnar's other tours include: Industrial Manager, Coast Guard Base Sand Island, Honolulu, Hawaii; Assistant Chief, Civil Engineering Branch, Fourteenth Coast Guard District in Honolulu; and Loran-C Site Survey Office, Far East.
He was then based in Yokosuka, Japan, heading up a project team for the design and construction of the NW Pacific Loran-C chain. In addition to his international assignments in Europe and the Far East, Rear Admiral Wojnar conducted site surveys for the OMEGA Radionavigation Station at La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.
Rear Admiral Wojnar has been awarded three Meritorious Service Medals, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal with two gold stars, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Arctic Service Medal and the Commandant's Letter of Commendation.