Structural Group General Foreman
US Coast Guard Yard
Rodger Pugh is General Foreman of the Yard Structural Group and supervises the Shipfitting, Welding, Sheetmetal and Boat Joiner Shops. He began his employment at the Yard in 1990 as a WG-08 Shipfitter and progressed through WG-10 Shipfitter, WL-10 Shipfitting Leader, Shipfitting Foreman, and Assistant Structural Group General Foreman. He was promoted to General Foreman in 2008.
Prior to his federal career at the Yard, Mr. Pugh worked at Bethlehem Steel Shipyard for 20 years, starting as a handy man in the shipfitting trade; departing the company as a Shipfitting Foreman.
Mr. Pugh served in the Coast Guard Reserve from 1969 to 1975. He is an AWS QCI Certified Associate Welding Inspector.