Sector Charleston Commander & Captain of the Port
Captain Francis (Frank) DelRosso
Captain Francis (Frank) DelRosso has over 36 years of experience in a broad array of operational and staff assignments. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in January 1987 and commissioned as an Ensign in December 1997. Prior to his arrival, he served as the Deputy Commander of Sector Miami. He came to Miami after serving as Director of the Joint Interagency Counter Trafficking Center at the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany, leading a focused effort in counter trafficking and counterterrorism.
Previous ashore assignments include service at the Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). In this capacity, he served as the United States' Competent National Authority under Article 17 of the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988. He served as the Response Department Head and Chief, Incident Management Division, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, and assignment as Facilitator, Global MOTR Coordination Center, Commanding Officer Coast Guard Station Washington D.C., Executive Officer Coast Guard Recruiting Command and Coxswain Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale.
Previous afloat assignments include service as Operations Officer and Navigator USCGC SEDGE, Executive Petty Officer USCGC POINT GLASS and USCGC FARRALON.
A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Captain Frank DelRosso graduated from Malone College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. He received a Master of Arts degree from the U.S. Naval War College in 2018 in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Captain DelRosso has been an Honorary Chief since 2006. He has received numerous personal awards including the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the inaugural DHS Secretary’s Award for Excellence. Captain DelRosso has earned the Cutterman, Advanced Boat Force Operations and Coxswain Insignias, Command Ashore Pin, and the Commandant Staff Badge.
He is married to Eileen DelRosso (née Mackson) of Wappinger’s Falls, New York. They have four adult children, Emily, Eric, Rachel, and Maya.