Chief, Military Support Division
US Coast Guard Yard
LT David Rott is a native of Point Pleasant, New Jersey and enlisted in the Coast Guard in May of 1996. He is currently serving as the Military Support Division Chief at Coast Guard Yard as an O-3E. After departing Boot Camp in Cape May, NJ in August of 1996, his sea and shore assignments included CGC VALIANT Miami, FL; CG Activities New York, NY; CG Group St. Petersburg, FL: CGC RESOLUTE St. Petersburg, FL; CG Sector St. Petersburg, FL; Fifth Coast Guard District Portsmouth, VA & Coast Guard Headquarters Detached Portsmouth, VA, as Commanding Officer of Personnel Services and Support Unit San Pedro, San Pedro CA and as Personnel Support Department Head at CG Base Los Angeles/Long Beach.
LT Rott holds a Master of Arts Degree ( Summa Cum Laude) in Industrial & Organizational Psychology w/Coaching & Consulting Concentration; a Bachelor of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude)in Business Administration w/a Human Resources “HR” Concentration, and an Associates of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) in General Studies. LT Rott attained his degrees from Touro University. A member of the US Coast Guard for 19 years, he has experience in Leadership, Management, HR, Organization Development, Quality Systems Design and Improvement, Organizational Assessments, and Performance Analysis.
LT Rott has acquired various certifications and completed trainings and projects related to Change Management, Strategic Planning, Facilitation, Assessments, Executive Coaching & Conflict Management. He has been recognized as an Organizational change agent at the executive and business unit levels under the direction of Coast Guard Headquarters.
LT Rott’s professional military accomplishments include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, four Coast Guard Achievement Medals, three Commandant’s Letters of Commendation, four CG Good Conduct Medals, a Coast Guard Sea Service Ribbon, and various other unit and campaign awards. He is a graduate of the Chief Petty Officer Academy and the Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Courses, receiving the Chief Petty Officer Academy Fitness Award, and the Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Fitness and the CWO Distinguished Officer Awards.