As Command Master Chief he advises the Commanding Officer of the Air Station Atlantic City, on issues and initiatives pertaining to morale, welfare, job satisfaction, discipline, utilization and training of enlisted personnel.
Master Chief Castelli is a 1993 graduate of Paul T. Schreiber HS, Port Washington New York, and graduated Coast Guard Basic Training in August 1993. He graduated Electronics Technician “A” school in July of 1995, and then Aviation Electrical Technician “A” School in March 1999. He advanced to Master Chief in October 2018.
Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Command Master Chief for Aviation Technical Training Center, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Other assignments include AET “A” and “C” School Chief for Aviation Technical Training Center, Elizabeth City, North Carolina; Avionics and Quality Assurance Chief, Air Station Miami, Florida; USCG HC-144 Prime Unit, Mobile, Alabama where he qualified as the first HC-144 Basic Air crewman and third Mission Sensor Operator in Coast Guard History. Before that, he was a Sensor Systems Operator Air Station Miami, Florida; Assistant Engineering Petty Officer Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce, Florida (reserve); Air Intercept and Avionics Technician at Air Station Miami, Florida; Supply Electronics Technician Electronics System Laboratory, Baltimore Maryland; VTS Electronics Technician Electronics Engineering Center Wildwood, New Jersey; Fireman USCGC Red Beech WLM 686 Governors Island, New York.
He is a graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Academy class CLXXXVIII (188) and the Coast Guard’s Senior Enlisted Leadership Course in New London, Connecticut.
Master Chief Castelli’s personal awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, 2 Commandant’s Letter of Commendations, seven Good Conduct Medals, the reserve good conduct Medal, and 17 unit and team awards.