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New CHDIRAUX and Auxiliary Division Chief 017/12
Posted by Jan Robert Munroe on 05 April 2013 01:18 AM
To:		ALAUX 
From:	CHDIRAUX
Subj:		ANNOUNCEMENT FOR NEW CG-BSX AND CG-BSX-1 -017/12

1.  Shipmates:

	
	A. The U.S. Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety
extends a warm, "Welcome Aboard!" to its new Office Chief / Chief Director
of Auxiliary (CG-BSX), Captain David Rokes, and its new Auxiliary Division
Chief (CG-BSX-1), Commander Michael DaPonte.
	
	B. Captain Rokes is a native of North Andover, Massachusetts and has
been in the Coast Guard for 36 years. He spent eighteen of those years at
sea on the cutters WHITE SAGE, DAUNTLESS, SORREL, MACKINAW, STURGEON BAY,
MOBILE BAY, and GALLATIN. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business
Management from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business
Administration from American Public University. His last assignment was
Director of Western Rivers at the Eighth District office in New Orleans,
Louisiana. 
	
	C. Commander DaPonte is a native of Warren, Rhode Island and has
been in the Coast Guard for 26 years. Nearly all of Commander DaPonte's
career was spent in the operations ashore community (stations,
groups/sectors) as both an enlisted member and officer, where he gained a
tremendous appreciation for the Auxiliary. He has a Bachelor's degree in
Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master's degree in
Emergency Management from American Military University. Commander DaPonte's
last assignment was Division Chief for Contingency Planning and Force
Readiness at Sector Baltimore, Maryland.  
	
	D. To find out more about our new Chief Director and Auxiliary
Division Chief, please visit the Chief Director's (CG-BSX) website under the
"CG-BSX-1 Info" link and "Staff Profiles" sub-link, or click on the
following link:    http://www.uscg.mil/auxiliary/cginfo/staff.asp.

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interested parties abreast of current developments, policies, manuals, etc.
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information.

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