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Meet the Commanding Officer

Captain Steven E. Ramassini

Commanding Officer

Captain Steven E. Ramassini was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to John and Kathleen Ramassini.

Captain Ramassini’s initial tour of duty was Deck Watch Officer and Operations Officer aboard USCGC SUNDEW (WLB 404) in Duluth, Minnesota. In addition to this tour, he has served in various afloat assignments including: Executive Officer of USCGC THUNDER BAY (WTGB 108) in Rockland, Maine; professional crew onboard USCG Barque Eagle (WIX 327) in New London, Connecticut; Executive Officer of USCGC ALDER (WLB 216) in Duluth, Minnesota, and; Commanding Officer of USCGC KUKUI (WLB 203) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Captain Ramassini’s staff assignments include: Nautical Science II Course Curriculum Manager and Lead Instructor at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut; Section Chief of the Ship Control and Navigation Training Simulator (SCANTS) at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut; the Design and Development Branch Chief at Force Readiness Command’s Performance Technology Center located at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in Yorktown, Virginia, and; most recently as the Mission Support Branch Chief in the Training Division of Force Readiness Command in Washington, D.C.

Captain Ramassini is a 1997 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Government. He later earned a Masters Degree in Instructional and Performance Technology from Boise State University in 2008.

Captain Ramassini’s personal awards include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (two awards), Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon Bar, and various other unit and service awards.

Captain Ramassini is married to the former Kristin Hough of Tomahawk, Wisconsin; they have two sons, Zachary and Samuel and a golden retriever named Koa

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