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Five New Trustees Added to CGF Board

The Coast Guard Foundation Board of Trustees recently added five new members to its ranks. Their three-year term of service began on January 1, 2012. We welcome them to the Coast Guard Foundation!


Mr. D'Amato is a member of the United States-China Economic Security Commission. He was a delegate to the Maryland General Assembly from 1998 to 2002. He is an attorney and member of the D.C. and Maryland bar associations. Mr. D'Amato is a retired Captain in the U.S Navy Reserves. He was an Assistant Professor of Government for three years at the United States Naval Academy. He also served as chief of staff to Connecticut Senator Abraham Ribicoff from 1978 to 1980. From 1980 to 1988 he served as senior foreign policy and defense advisor to former Democratic Senator Robert Byrd.


Captain Roden retired from the Coast Guard in July 2011, most recently serving as the Chief of Naval Engineering. He is now the Vice President for Washington Operations at Fairbanks Morse Engine Company. He is the Functional Vice President for Membership of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and is a member of the National Council for the American Society of Naval Engineers.


Vice Admiral Sullivan is currently the Vice President of Maritime Programs for L-3 Communications. Vice Admiral Sullivan joined L-3 following his retirement from the U.S. Navy after 37 years of commissioned service. He had a sterling career in the U.S. Navy, and is a strong proponent of the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Foundation. Prior to his retirement from active duty, he served as the U.S. Representative to the NATO Military Committee at NATO Headquarters in Belgium. Early in his career he sailed on board Navy ships assigned to drug interdiction missions in the Caribbean and worked closely with the Coast Guard crews for many years. As XO of a Navy frigate, he searched alongside Coast Guard cutters and crews who had responded to the Shuttle Challenger disaster receiving the CG Commendation Medal for his effort during this extraordinary and tragic case.


Rear Admiral James Van Sice has more than 30 years in the public and private sectors including a long and distinguished career in the Coast Guard. He served as the 38th Superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy. Admiral Van Sice is now Director of Homeland Security Business Development for EADS-North America.


Thomas Wetherald is Director of Business Development and Strategic Planning for General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, California. Prior to joining the company, he served 30 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, retiring at the rank of Captain.


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