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Master Chief Petty Officer Ronald L. Latronico 


Master Chief Ronald L. Latronico has served as Command Master Chief of Sector North Carolina since July of 2011.  Prior to this tour he served as the Sector Command Master Chief for Sector Northern New England in Portland, ME.  His previous tours in surface operations include Group Seattle WA and Group Portland OR.

After attending basic training in 1986 Master Chief Latronico was assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, a 399 foot icebreaker homeported in Seattle, WA where he served for 11 months before attending Radioman School in Petaluma, CA.  After successfully completing his training he was assigned to Communications Station Kodiak, AK.  In addition he has served on the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, a sister ship to the Polar Star also located in Seattle WA.  During this tour he made two trips to the Antarctic and one trip to the Arctic.  His information technology assignments include Electronic Support Detachment Mobile, AL and Communications Area Master Station Pacific in Point Reyes, CA.

Master Chief Latronico applied for and was accepted into the Coast Guard Advanced Computers and Electronics Training program in 2001.  For the next two years he attended college in Bellevue, WA where he graduated with a degree in Information Technology Networks.  During that time, the Coast Guard disestablished the Radioman specialty so Master Chief Latronico switched to the newly formed Information Technology Specialist.

His awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal (2), the Commandants Letter of Commendation, the Coast Guard Meritorious Team Award (5) and a variety of other unit awards and service ribbons.

Son of Master Chief and Mrs. Robert L. Latronico, Master Chief Latronico has two siblings who have both served in the military.  He is married to the former Laura Konecsny who is the daughter of a Coast Guard Master Chief. He has two sons Ryan and Kyle.




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