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District Diversity Officers

DSO-DV, CRC, PDCO 9ER
District diversity officer and
civil rights coordinator
Mike Bialaszewski
ADSO-DV 9ER East
Assistant district
diversity officer

 

 

 Carol Rommel
ADSO
-DV 9ER West

Assistant district
diversity officer

 



About the District Diversity Officer

A member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary since December 1980, Allen Knish qualified as Instructor in 1981 and as boat crew member in 1993. He has held various staff officer positions on the flotilla, division and district levels. His elected positions include flotilla commander of two different flotillas; Division Seven vice captain in 1991 and 1992; division captain in 1993, 1994 and again in 1996; district captain from 1997 to 1999; district chief of staff in 2002 and 2003, and district commodore in 2004 and 2005.

He retired from Ford Motor Company, Cleveland Engine Plant complex, after working there for 36 years. His last position at Ford was as a material control specialist and a Ford/UAW diversity facilitator.

He served in the U.S. Navy from March 1965 to March 1972. During his service he studied business management at LaSalle University, earning an associate's degree. While working for Ford he attended Cuyahoga Community College.

His awards include Auxiliary Meritorious Service Medal, Aux Achievement Medal, President Unit Citation (for Katrina), Secretary DOT Outstanding Unit Award, Coast Guard UNIT Commendation, Transportation 911 Ribbon.

Knish and his wife, the former Elinor (Ellie) Bryant of Farmington, Maine, have one son Allen Jr.