Capt. Hested takes over at Curtis Bay

July 15, 1996

Capt. James Hested, a career naval engineer, has assumed command of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay, the facility's 34th commanding officer in its 97-year history.

Hested succeeds Capt. Ronald Marafioti, who served as the shipyard's commanding officer since June 1993. Marafioti retired from the Coast Guard after 30 years.

A 1968 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, Hested holds two master's degrees: one in naval architecture marine engineering and the other in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. He is also a graduate of a program management course at Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.

Before assuming his current post, Hested was chief of the Office of Naval Engineering.

At the Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay, the only shipbuilding and repair facility for the U.S. Coast Guard, Hested will oversee a budget of $50 million, and 630 civilian employees and 125 military personnel. He is married and has one daughter.

Pub Date: 7/15/96

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