Captain Rodriguez comes to Sector Charleston having completed a successful tour as the Chief of the Officer Personnel Management (OPM) Division, Coast Guard Personnel Service Center, in Arlington, Virginia. In this capacity, he was responsible for all promotions, assignments, evaluations, separations/retirements, and career management product lines for the Coast Guard officer and warrant officer corps.
A native of Northern California, he enlisted in the Coast Guard in November 1983 and was assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter POLAR STAR. He then attended Health Services Technician “A” school and served at Training Center Yorktown, Virginia.
Upon completion of Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in December 1988, he was commissioned an Ensign and was assigned to the Reserve and Training Directorate at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington DC, responsible for managing all enlisted training for the Coast Guard Reserve.
Captain Rodriguez’s operational assignments ashore have included Team Leader and Operations Officer at the Coast Guard Drug Interdiction Assist Team (DIAT)/International Maritime LE Team (IMLET), Command Center Controller at Coast Guard Greater Antilles Section (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Operations Officer at Coast Guard Marianas Section (Guam), Deputy Commander/Base Executive Officer at Coast Guard Group Galveston, Texas, and Response Department Head and Deputy Commander at Coast Guard Sector San Juan.
Captain Rodriguez has also served as the Chief of Officer Promotions and Officer Separations at the Coast Guard Personnel Command, Future Force Project Manager for the Human Resources Directorate (CG-1B1), Executive Assistant to the Atlantic Area Commander, and the Assistant Chief of Officer Personnel Management Division.
His principal awards include four Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and a Coast Guard Achievement Medal.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and earned a Master’s of Science in Organizational Dynamics in 2003 from the University of Pennsylvania.