US Coast Guard Yard
CDR Roncone came to the Yard from Washington, DC where he served in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of the Secretary. During this period as a budget & program reviewer under the leadership of the CFO, he was the focal point for the formulation and execution of the budget for the Federal Rail Administration including Amtrak, St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, the Office of the Secretary, Research and Innovative Technology Administration and the Surface Transportation Board. Prior to that, he served three years as a program reviewer in the Office of Budget and Programs (CG-821) shaping surface and air operations programs as well as human resources and training systems.
The Commander's first shipboard assignment was as a deck watch officer aboard the CGC MOHAWK (WMEC-913), followed by Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Point Brower (WPB-82372) in San Francisco, the last of the "Point Class" vessels active in the Coast Guard. During that period, POINT BROWER conducted law enforcement and search and rescue operations from the Oregon border to Mexico. While CO, Commander Roncone was the on-scene commander leading several assets in fighting a devastating nine-hour fire on Santa Barbara's historic Stearns Wharf that caused nearly $10 million in damage.
Commander Roncone's engineering assignments include construction manager and planner at CEU Miami and Facilities Engineer at Air Station Miami, the Coast Guard's busiest air station. During his time at Air Station Miami, Commander Roncone prepared for and led the restoration efforts following some of the largest hurricane's in South Florida including Hurricane Frances, Jeanne, Ivan, Rita and Wilma.
Commander Roncone is a 1995 graduate of Coast Guard Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He also attended the University of Illinois for a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Business Administration.
Commander Roncone was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, an Achievement Medal (with Operational Distinguishing Device), and several unit awards.