Traveling Inspection Staff (CG-5P-TI)
CWO David E. Porco
MSSE4 David E. Porco joined the Traveling Inspector (TI) staff in May 2020 with over 30 years of combined military service and is the first Chief Warrant Officer to be a Traveling Inspector. He recently served as the Assistant Administrator for the Port State Control Course at the Marine Inspections and Investigations School, CG Training Center Yorktown, VA. He also instructed in the Marine Inspections Course (MIC), Investigating Officer Course, and as an adjunct in the International Maritime Officer Course (IMOC), the International Maritime Domain Awareness Course (IMDA), and the Sector Commander Course.
Prior to the Training Center, CWO Porco served at CG SECTOR VIRGINIA, initially as a domestic inspector and the Sector’s Welding Coordinator. He later served as the Port State Control Supervisor, where he oversaw the verification of foreign-flagged vessels, ensuring compliance with applicable international conventions and U.S. laws and regulations. Prior to commissioning, he served as Electrician’s Mate School Chief where he directed the rating’s “A” school and affiliated “C” schools. His sea time includes engineering tours aboard three Coast Guard cutters.
CWO Porco is currently assigned, part-time, to the Marine Inspections Performance Support Architecture (MIPSA) project, an initiative that comprehensively assesses how to improve the USCG Marine Inspector’s training with consistency and proficiency by overhauling the entire training program.
Area of emphasis include PSC oversight, SMC/DOC/MMS audits, ACP/MSP oversight, and training.
Machinery Inspector (Diesel)
Foreign Freight Vessel Examiner
Port State Control Examiner
ISM Code: 2018
Certified Marine Electrical Technician
Certified Marine Corrosion Technician
Certified Marine Systems Technician
Master Marine Technician