Rear Admiral Tiffany Danko is currently assigned as the Senior Reserve Officer to the U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Mission Support. Previous positions include Commanding Officer, Guard Reserve Unit U.S. Transportation Command, Senior Coast Guard Liaison Officer with U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Group One, as the Reserve Chief of Staff U.S. Coast Guard District 8 and on the staff at U.S. Central Command as the Coast Guard Senior Reserve Officer. Additionally, she has served as the Commanding Officer of Port Security Unit 312 in San Francisco, California. During that time, she was deployed to Cuba from 2014 to 2015 in Command of PSU 312 as the Maritime Security Detachment Commander for Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Rear Admiral Danko’s career has encompassed numerous operational tours. She began her career as a plankowner on the USCGC Juniper (WLB-201). Other tours CONUS and OCONUS included SWO aboard USS O’Brien (DD-975) in Yokosuka, Japan; at the USCG Intelligence Coordination Center in Washington, D.C.; with Harbor Defense Command 110 in San Diego, CA; and at USCG Activities Far East in Yokota, Japan. She served on the staff of U.S. Southern Command in Miami, FL, as well as the Senior Reserve Officer for USCG Sector Jacksonville, FL. Rear Admiral Danko is also an Adjunct Professor with the University of Southern California Bovard College.
Rear Admiral Danko holds a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University, is a 2015 Joint Forces Staff College Joint Combined Warfighting School graduate, and a 2013 U.S. Naval War College Command and Staff Program graduate. She earned a Master of Arts Degree from San Diego State University and is a 1995 graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy. Her personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard and Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and other personal and unit awards.