USCG Captain Timothy Barelli
November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Capt. Timothy J. Barelli, the new Sector San Diego commander, arrived from Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served as the deputy director of emerging policy. He was responsible for developing service-wide strategy and advising the commandant and senior leaders on major issues. Of particular note, he crafted the Coast Guard’s Strategic Plan for 2018-2022 and the Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook – the Service’s 10-year strategy to promote $4.6 trillion in annual maritime commerce and protect and modernize the nation’s critical maritime infrastructure.
Barelli’s previous assignments include executive officer at Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, aeronautical engineer officer at Coast Guard Air Station Houston, Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Georgia, and the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Barelli attended the National War College for study on national security strategy, foreign policy and international relations with added focus on Southeast Asia, to include authoring and defending a U.S. strategy for Indonesia. Barelli is a 1996 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and a graduate of the Navy Flight School where he earned his naval aviator “wings of gold.” He holds masters’ degrees from The National War College, Colorado School of Mines, and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. In 2018, Barelli was selected for the DHS Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security, a program to develop policies to defeat terrorism.