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Rear Admiral David E. Ciancaglini


Rear Admiral David E. Ciancaglini, a native of Woodbine, N.J., is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served his first tour of duty aboard an ocean station vessel homeported in Boston, Mass.

Following two years in this assignment, he attended Naval flight training.  Operational tours at eight Coast Guard air stations followed.  At the last two air stations he served as commanding officer.  He is qualified in both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.

Additional assignments include: Assistant Chief of the Aviation Branch at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, d.C.; Chief, Operations Division, Fourteenth Coast Guard District in Honolulu, Hawaii; as Deputy Commander of the Maintenance and Logistics Command, Pacific Area in Alameda, Calif.; and as Chief of Staff for the Commander, Pacific Area.

In June 1989, Rear Admiral Ciancaglini became Commander of the Seventeenth Coast Guard District and Commander of the Maritime Defense Zone Sector Alaska.  In addition, in July 1989 he assumed responsibilities as Naval Component Commander for the newly established Alaskan Command. In September 1989, he again was assigned additional duties as the Federal On Scene Coordinator for the Exxon Valdez oil spill until he concluded those activities in June 1992.  Rear Admiral Ciancaglini is presently assigned at Coast Guard Headquarters as the Chief, Officer of Command, Control and Communications.

He is married to the former Mona M. of Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada.  They have one daughter, Anna.

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