Rear Admiral Joseph M. Vojvodich (VAH-vah-ditch) currently serves as the Deputy (Materiel Readiness) for Mission Support at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters. The entire Mission Support enterprise is responsible for staffing, training, and equipping the Coast Guard to meet all mission requirements.
Prior to reporting as Deputy for Mission Support, Rear Admiral Vojvodich served as the U.S. Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Acquisition and Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO). As CAO, he directed efforts across all Coast Guard acquisition programs, acquisition support, personnel, finance, and research and development activities to execute the service’s acquisition portfolio.
His other Flag Officer assignment was Program Executive Officer (PEO) and Director of Acquisition Programs.
His afloat assignments include a tour as Commanding Officer of the multi-national crewed Caribbean Support Tender, USCGC GENTIAN; Executive Officer on USCGC STORIS; Commanding Officer of USCGC SAPELO; and Navigator on the USCGC MIDGETT.
Born in South Korea, he was raised in Richmond, Ohio and graduated from Jefferson Union High School. Rear Admiral Vojvodich is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with honors. He earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and has completed the Naval War College nonresidential curriculum. In 2001, he obtained his Project Manager Professional certification. He is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces where he earned a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy. He is also a certified Level III Acquisition Professional and holds the Chief Information Officer certificate from the National Defense University.