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 CDR Frances Fazio

Chief, Cargo and Facilities Division


Commander Frances Fazio reported to her present duties as Chief, Cargo and Facilities Division at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington DC in June 2016.  She leads the national program for maritime facility safety, security and marine environmental protection, reducing risks to critical infrastructures and the marine transport system.  She develops inspection policies and procedures for operations associated with more than 5,000 regulated maritime facilities throughout the nation.  Additionally, she coordinates U.S. efforts related to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) MARPOL waste reception facilities and Arctic initiatives, and represents the U.S. as part of the delegation to IMO’s Facilitation Committee.


Prior to her current duties, she was assigned to Coast Guard Recruiting Command in Washington, DC, serving as the Chief of the Logistics Division.  As a career Prevention officer, her previous specialty assignments include serving as the Chief of the Waterways Management Division at Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, the National Manager for the Port State Control Program at Coast Guard Headquarters, Port State Control Branch Chief at Sector Honolulu and Supervisor of the District Response Advisory Team in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Prior to beginning in her specialty, she served as a Deck Watch Officer onboard Coast Guard Cutter MOHAWK, homeported in Key West, Florida.


Commander Fazio is a native of southern California and a 1997 graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management.  In 2012, she earned a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University.