LCDR Andrew Czarniak is the detachment chief for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise (OCSNCOE). He leads the OCSNCOE staff, providing technical assistance, support and training to Coast Guard headquarters and field units, governments, and industry on offshore drilling and production facilities, offshore supply vessels and crew boats.
From 2015 to 2019, LCDR Czarniak served as a Marine Inspector and then as the Chief of the Inspection Division at Marine Safety Unit Morgan City, LA. In that port, he oversaw a fleet of barges, offshore supply vessels, industrial vessels and crew boats supporting the maritime energy industry. Before his assignment in Morgan City, LCDR Czarniak served as a staff engineer in the Small Vessel Branch at the Marine Safety Center in Washington, D.C., and was a member of the Coast Guard’s Salvage Engineering Response Team (SERT).
Prior operational tours include service as an Engineering Officer in Training aboard USCGC MACKINAW (WAGB-83), Deck Watch Officer aboard USCGC FIR (WLB-213), and
Operations Officer aboard USCGC ELM (WLB-204).
LCDR Czarniak holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a 2005 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia.