Commander Daniel R. Ursino
Commander Ursino has served as STEADFAST’s Commanding Officer since June 2019. He hails from Springfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
He reported to STEADFAST from Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, California. There, he served as the Facilities Engineering Department Head with responsibility for managing shore facilities and infrastructure on an 837-acre installation that trains roughly one-third of the Coast Guard’s enlisted workforce.
A permanent cutterman, he has previously served aboard three medium endurance cutters, most recently as Executive Officer aboard CGC TAMPA homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia. He also served as Operations Officer on CGC ACTIVE in Port Angeles, Washington, and Deck Watch Officer aboard CGC CONFIDENCE in Port Canaveral, Florida.
Commander Ursino earned a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Ashore, he has served as the Facilities Engineer at USCG Base San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Design Team Supervisor at USCG Civil Engineering Unit Miami, Florida where he routinely deployed as a member of the Coast Guard’s Disaster Assessment Team, and was a first responder to Hurricanes KATRINA, RITA, and WILMA. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and the Assistant Dean of Academics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
He is a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional. His personal awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals.