Key West, Florida



Commanding Officer


CDR Pate

CDR Dave Ratner

Commander Dave Ratner, a native of Battle Creek, Michigan, graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and Computer Analysis and was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Coast Guard on May 18th, 2005.

Commander Ratner’s prior sea tours include Executive Officer of CGC Venturous (WMEC 625) in Saint Petersburg, Florida; Operations Officer of CGC Thetis (WMEC 910) in Key West, Florida; and Operations Officer of CGC Bristol Bay (WTGB 102), an ice breaking tug and aids to navigation barge homeported in Detroit, Michigan.

Additionally, Commander Ratner served as a Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) Officer in Charge at Tactical Law Enforcement Team South in Miami, Florida. Notable deployments include advisor to the Iraqi Marine Riverine Battalion in Umm Qasr, Iraq in 2007-2008 and Maritime Intercept Operations with the multinational Combined Task Force 151 counter piracy operation off the eastern horn of Africa in 2009.

Commander Ratner most recently served as Branch Chief for Coast Guard officer selection and appointment boards and panels, promotions, separations, and accessions at the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center Officer Personnel Management Division in Washington D.C.

Commander Ratner holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Georgetown University. His personal awards include four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, Armed Forces Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, and Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal in addition to various other awards.

Commander Ratner and wife Lisa were married in Key West, FL in 2016 and have two sons, Dylan age five, and Maddox who will turn two July 1st.

100 Trumbo Point Annex
Key West, FL 33040
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