Before joining Maritime College, Captain Fink served in a variety of executive, management and technical positions with the United States Coast Guard for nearly 32 years. He is a recognized leader in maritime safety and security. During his Coast Guard career, Captain Fink served as Captain of the Port, Officer-in-Charge, Marine Inspection, Commander Coast Guard Forces and Federal On-Scene Coordinator leading international, national and regional level programs. He also served for seven years as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center, managing and supervising more than 500 military, civilian and contractor personnel with a budget in excess of $21 million to administer the Coast Guard’s Merchant Marine Licensing and Documentation Program. Prior to his tour in Washington, DC, Captain Fink served as Commanding Officer, Marine Safety Office, Pittsburgh, PA, and as Chief, Merchant Vessel Safety Branch in Boston, MA.