COMMANDER James C.
U.S. COAST GUARD
Estramonte graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1993 with
a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. He also holds a Masters in
Business Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA,
attained in 2004.
Commander's initial assignment was as a Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC RUSH (WHEC 723) homeported in Honolulu, HI. From there, he was assigned to District Seven's Maritime Intelligence Center, Miami, FL, where he worked as watch officer/supervisor and post seizure collections officer. In 1999, he was assigned as Executive Officer of Tactical Law Enforcement Team South in Miami, FL, where he supervised 9 Law Enforcement Detachments (LEDETs) and 2 Deployable Pursuit Boat teams.
In 2002, Commander Estramonte returned to sea as Operations Officer aboard USCGC CHASE (WHEC 718), San Diego, CA, where he served until selection to the Coast Guard's financial management program. Upon graduation from George Mason's School of Management, he was assigned to CG-832, the Financial Analysis division of the Assistant Commandant for Resources. In 2009, Commander Estramonte returned to serve aboard USCGC RUSH, this time as Executive Officer.
Commander Estramonte's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (four awards) and various service and unit awards.