Dr. Joe DiRenzo III is a longtime contributor to Proceedings and a retired Coast Guard officer. He teaches at American Military University and Northcentral University.

Articles by Joe DiRenzo III

NOAA

Braced for the Next Response

By Dr. Joe DiRenzo III and Vice Admiral James Hull, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
August 2010
The Coast Guard's mission following the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was monumental. What if it happens again?
U.S. Navy (Cassandra Thompson)

U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Joe DiRenzo III and Chris Doane
May 2010
The past 12 months for the U.S. Coast Guard were marked by significant success and some tragedy. The year also demonstrated that the service has moved beyond merely fraying at ...
u.s. coast guard

The U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Joe DiRenzo III and Chris Doane
May 2009
During the past 12 months the Coast Guard experienced substantial operational demands across its full range of missions even as it put the final touches on a modernization plan to ...
u.s. coast guard (christopher d. McLaughlin)

The U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Joe DiRenzo III and Chris Doane
May 2008
On 14 February 2008, standing before a packed audience at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen, entering his third year at the helm ...
U.S. NAVY (WILLIAM POLSON)

What Was the Coast Guard Doing in Iraq?

By Vice Admiral James Hull, Commander Cari Thomas, and Lieutenant Commander Joe DiRenzo III, USCG
August 2003
In spite of increasing responsibilities in homeland security, Coast Guard forces remain committed to and equipped to support expeditionary operations.
U.S. CUSOMS (JAMES TOURTELOTTE)

Coast Guard Leads Maritime Homeland Security Team

By Captain Larry Mizell and Lieutenant Commander Joe DiRenzo III, USCG
March 2003
The new Department of Homeland Security will bring the Customs Service, Border Patrol, and U.S. Coast Guard under one roof. Logic dictates that one agency take tactical and operational control ...