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Rear Admiral Todd A. Sokalzuk


Admiral Todd A. Sokalzuk assumed his duties as Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District in July of 2016. As such, he oversaw
multi-mission safety, security and environmental stewardship Coast Guard operations from the California-Oregon border to Peru
including Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. He also served as a Deputy Director for the Department of Homeland Security's Joint Task
Force West, conducting integrated joint investigations and operations along the Southern border and approaches from Texas to
California. As a flag officer he most recently served at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he was the Assistant
Commandant for Resources and Chief Financial Officer (CG-8) for the U.S. Coast Guard. In this capacity, he was responsible for all Coast Guard financial management & resource activities including planning, programming, budgeting, and execution of the service’s appropriations.
Rear Admiral Sokalzuk is originally from Sunbury, PA and graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1985. He served aboard USCGC SHERMAN and MORGENTHAU. He was designated a Naval Aviator in 1989 and is a 2007 graduate of the Air War College. Rear Admiral Sokalzuk served as a duty standing pilot flying HH-3F Pelican and HH-60J Jayhawk helicopters. He also served as an HH-60J instructor pilot at the Aviation Training Center. Serving as the Deputy Commander of Activities San Diego, he managed the reorganization of the unit to a Sector in 2005. Rear Admiral Sokalzuk commanded Air Stations Savannah and Clearwater during tours that included responses to Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Gustav and the Haiti Earthquake.
Rear Admiral Sokalzuk has served in various staff positions. In the Office of Aviation Management he developed the initial resource program for the Airborne Use of Force program. While assigned to the Office of Programs, he reviewed Coast Guard resource policy and proposals for the Coast Guard’s naval, aviation, civil and electronics engineering programs. From 2010 to 2012, he served as the Chief of the Office of Budget and Programs leading the development and submission of the Coast Guard’s annual federal budget request. From 2012 to 2014 Rear Admiral Sokalzuk served as the Chief of Staff to the Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District. 
His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, and various unit commendations.
Rear Admiral Sokalzuk retired on 1 October 2020.

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