Captain Schifflin reported to Sector New Orleans to serve as its Deputy Sector Commander in July, 2012. His previous operational tours include serving as the Response Department Head at Sector Mobile from 2008-2011 where he oversaw Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and Pollution Response operations for Mississippi, Alabama and the panhandle of Florida. During this tour he also served in the Mobile, AL Incident Command Post during the Deepwater Horizon response as its initial Operations Section Chief. From 2002-2005 he served as the Surface Operations Officer at Group/Air Station Corpus Christi supervising 3 patrol boats, a construction tender, 3 multi-mission stations and 3 Aids to Navigation Teams. He commanded the patrol boat CGC Point Arena, homeported in Norfolk, VA, from 1992 to 1994; and served as the Operations Officer of the buoy tender CGC Sweetgum, homeported in Mobile, AL from 1990 to 1992 .
Captain Schifflin’s staff tours have included assignments to The Office of Maritime and International Law at Coast Guard Headquarters where he led the Prevention Law Division (2005-2008), Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic Legal Division (1999-2002) and as a controller at the Fifth District Command Center (1994-1996``).
Captain Schifflin graduated from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelors of Science in Math and Computer Science in 1990. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law and a Masters of National Resource Strategy from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.