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USCGC Escanaba Commanding Officer

Commander Patrick F. PeschkaCommander Michael A. Turdo

United States Coast Guard

Commanding Officer, USCGC ESCANABA (WMEC 907)

Commander Turdo is a designated Cutterman with eight years at sea. Prior afloat assignments include Deck Watch Officer USCGC  FORWARD (WMEC 911) in Portsmouth , Virginia; Executive Officer USCGC MONOMOY (WPB 1326) in Woods Hold, Massachusetts; Commanding Officer USCGC BARANOF (WPB 1318) deployed to the Northern Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Commanding Officer USCGC KEY BISCAYNE (WPB 1339) in St. Petersburg, Florida; Executive Officer USCGC EAGLE, "America's Tall Ship."

Previous assignments ashore include: Command Center Duty Officer at Coast Guard Activities New York; Company Officer at the United States Coast Guard Academy; Staff Officer in the Office of Defense Operations, Coast Guard Headquarters; Chief of Professional Maritime Studies at the United States Coast Guard Academy. 

Commander Turdo is a 1997 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Government.  He also holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Commander Turdo currently resides in East Lyme, Connecticut with his wife, Wendy, and their two young daughters