Commander Todd E Hartfiel



    Executive Officer, Special Missions Training Center


    Commander Hartfiel enlisted in the Coast Guard in January 1992 and struck Boatswains Mate while at Station Marathon, Florida then served on board USCGC BLOCK ISLAND (WPB-1344) in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. He earned Executive Petty Officer positions at Station Niagara, New York and USCGC STEELHEAD (CPB-87324) in Port Aransas, Texas. In 2003, he advanced to Chief Petty Officer and graduated from Officer Candidate School.   

    Operational tours as an officer include Commanding Officer at Station New London, Connecticut, Command Center Chief at Coast Guard Sector’s St. Petersburg and Miami, Emergency Management & Force Readiness Chief at Sector St. Petersburg, and Response Department Head at Sector Key West, Florida. 

    Staff assignments include Fleet Watch Officer at U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia, Instructor at the National Search and Rescue School, and Assistant Branch Chief for Boat Forces and Cutter Operations at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown. In 2023, he reported to Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center as Executive Officer at Marine Corps Installation East, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 

    He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social and Criminal Justice and is working towards completing a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in National Security. 

    Commander Hartfiel is a native of Minnesota, married to the former Carrie LeTendre, and they have two children; Justin and Hayley, as well as two grandchildren; Charlotte and Maxwell.