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Deputy National Commodores

The Auxiliary has four Deputy National Commodores (DNACO) who report to the Vice National Commodore. Three are elected, and one is appointed (*).

Each DNACO has a specific set of operational areas he or she is responsible for, with one or more of the appointed Assistant National Commodores (staff officers) reporting in. Additionally, each of the three elected DNACOs (O, RBS, and MS) are the reporting point for approximately one third of the 16 District Commodores, grouped by geographical area, who are elected every two years to lead their local membership.

We invite you to review the content below and find out more about the Deputy National Commodores.


Deputy National Commodore – Pacific Area & Operations (DNACO–O)

Commodore Angelo Perata

Commodore Angelo Perata from Truckee, California, joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary in 1999 in Lake Tahoe as a member of Flotilla 01. In 2001 he became a coxswain and then was elected Flotilla Commander in 2002. In 2010 he became District Commodore of District 11N. His military time was with the U.S. Coast Guard on small cutters.


Deputy National Commodore – Recreational Boating Safety (DNACO–RBS)

Commodore Harold (Hal) M Marschall

Commodore Harold (Hal) M. Marschall of Merrick, NY, joined the Auxiliary in 1998. He served as District Commodore for the First District, Southern Region from 2010 – 2012. He previously served as District Chief of Staff for D1SR from 2009-2010 and as District Rear Commodore, Sector Long Island Sound, South, from 2006-2007. He served as Department Chief, Boating Liaison from 2001-2002.


Deputy National Commodore – Mission Support (DNACO–MS)

Commodore Rick Washburn

Commodore Rick Washburn of Kingsport, Tennessee, joined the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in 2002 and has served in a variety of positions. He recently served as District Commodore of the Eighth District Eastern Region from 2010 to 2012 and District Chief of Staff from 2008 to 2010. Commodore Washburn has a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Stonehill College and a M.P.A. Degree from Golden Gate University with a concentration in Justice Administration.


Deputy National Commodore – Info Tech & Planning (DNACO–ITP) (*)

Commodore Bruce L. Miller

Commodore Bruce Miller of Everett, WA, hails from Enid, Oklahoma. He joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary in January 1991 in Orlando, Florida. Most recently, he served as Deputy National Commodore Information Technology & Planning from 2010 – 2012. He previously served as Assistant National Commodore for Information Systems and Chief Information Officer. He manages information technology strategy and services on behalf of the National Commodore.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: May 7, 2013