DCOS Giannattasio

Joseph Giannattasio
District Chief of Staff

Welcome to the District Fifth Northern Chief of Staff (DCOS) web page. The DCOS works under the general direction of the District Commodore and assists in the administration and success of all district activities. This office oversees and works with the District Staff Officers (DSOs) and the District Directorate Chiefs (DDCs), oversees the administration and management of the district’s Auxiliary programs and, when requested, acts for and on behalf of the DCO. District 5NR has three (3) Directorate Chiefs (DDCs). DDC for Response, DDC for Prevention and the DDC for logistics. Each DDC supervises and works with the District Staff Officers under their area of responsibility. We have a dedicated group of District Staff Officers (DSOs) and Assistant District Staff Officers (ADSOs) who work and help members throughout the district. These DSOs and ADSOs are there to assist the Divisions and Flotillas in whatever way is necessary. Due to increasing demands and continued budget cuts, it is more important than ever that Flotillas and Divisions work together, share resources and ideas. We are proud of our 5NR District members as they are ready to meet the growing needs of the Coast Guard and our communities. Our District 5NR officers are here to provide the necessary support to fulfill this mission.