Captain Dan Ursino assumed command of Civil Engineering Unit Oakland in August 2020, and is responsible for the management of shore facilities and infrastructure within the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area. He concurrently manages the Mission Readiness Product Line with Coast Guard-wide oversight of the housing, training, and community services asset lines; overall a portfolio of over 4,200 facilities worth nearly $5B.
Captain Ursino has balanced his Coast Guard service between afloat operations and civil engineering support. As a cutterman, he has served aboard four medium endurance cutters, most recently as Commanding Officer of CGC STEADFAST homeported in Astoria, Oregon. He also served as Executive Officer aboard CGC TAMPA in Portsmouth, Virginia; Operations Officer aboard CGC ACTIVE in Port Angeles, Washington; and Deck Watch Officer aboard CGC CONFIDENCE in Port Canaveral, Florida.
Ashore, he last served as the Facilities Engineering Department Head for Training Center Petaluma, California, an 837-acre installation that trains roughly one-third of the Coast Guard’s enlisted workforce. Previous shore assignments include tours of duty at Base San Juan, Puerto Rico and Civil Engineering Unit Miami, Florida. He also served as a Civil Engineering Instructor and the Assistant Dean for Academic Finance at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
Captain Ursino graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1999, and earned a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional. His personal awards include three Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals.