Opa Locka, FL 33054
CDR Landolfi graduated from the United States Coast guard Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science. Upon commissioning, he was assigned to Coast Guard Cutter COURAGEOUS in Panama City, FL where he served as Deck Watch Officer, Weapons Officer and First Lieutenant from May 1995 to June 1997. CDR Landolfi then served as Officer In Charge of Tactical Law Enforcement Team Gulf's Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) Eight Bravo in Mobile, AL. During a boarding in July 1995, CDR Landolfi's LEDET seized 12.2 tons of cocaine in what stood as the largest maritime cocaine seizure until May 2001. From June 1997 to may 1999, CDR Landolfi served as Operations Officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter VENTUROUS based in St. Petersburg, FL where, in January 1999, he led a boarding team in the seizure of 3.5 tons of cocaine. From May 1999 to July 2001, CDR Landolfi served as Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter JEFFERSON ISLAND, conducting operations from the Gulf of Maine to the deep Caribbean Sea to include OPSAIL 2000 and Presidential Security missions.
After earning a Master's Degree in Information Systems from George Mason University in 2003, CDR Landolfi served in the Headquarters Offices of Command and Control Architecture and Cutter Forces where he was the Operations Sponsor's Representative for the Deepwater Acquisition Project's Fast Response Cutter until June 2006. From June 2006 to July 2008, CDR Landolfi served as Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter TORNADO, conducting operations throughout the Florida Straits and Caribbean Sea resulting in 21 go-fast smuggling vessel interdictions and a 1,500 pound cocaine seizure. From August 2008 to June 2011, CDR Landolfi served as the District Seven International and Interagency Operations Section Chief where he coordinated law enforcement operations and maritime professional exchanges throughout the Florida Straits and Caribbean Basin.
CDR Landolfi's personal awards include six Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the U.S Navy Achievement Medal and three Commandant Letters of Commendation.