Captain Jessica Rozzi-Ochs graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in May of 2000 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in June 2006. She also holds a Master of Science in National Security and Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, Dwight D. Eisenhower School and is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University’s Senior Acquisition Course.
Captain Rozzi-Ochs’s other afloat assignments include Executive Officer on USCGC EAGLE, Engineer Officer on USCGC VALIANT, and Student Engineer on USCGC TAHOMA.
Her shore assignments include serving as a Program Reviewer in the Office of Budget of Programs at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Resource Division Chief in the Office of Naval Engineering at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, and Port Engineer at Naval Engineering Support Unit in Miami, Florida.
She most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Congressional Affairs in Washington, D.C., where she advanced Coast Guard strategic budget and legislative priorities by advocating and facilitating interactions with Members of Congress, and advising senior leadership on appropriations, authorizations, and political impacts of policy decisions.
Captain Rozzi-Ochs is a Permanent Cutterman with 7.5 years of sea time. Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (2), and Coast Guard Achievement Medal. She is a native of Reading, Pennsylvania and is married to LCDR Andrew Norberg and has two children, Theodore and Luciana.