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Amy E. Florentino T’10

Adjunct Professor






MBA, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, 2010; BS, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 1999

Areas of Expertise

Leadership, communications, operations, curriculum analysis and design


Management Communication, Client Project Management


Amy Florentino has more than 20 years of experience as military officer, operator, strategist, and occasional academic instructor. The entirety of her career has been focused on leading Coast Guard personnel to execute operations across the Coast Guard’s eleven statutory missions. She currently serves as deputy commander for Sector Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, a sector that encompasses 1,850 miles of shoreline and 560 miles of international maritime border with Canada. As deputy commander, she leads more than 750 active-duty, reserve, civilian, and auxiliary personnel and employs 23 boats assigned to seven multimission stations and two Aids to Navigation Teams.

Ms. Florentino received her bachelor’s degree in Operations Research from the Coast Guard Academy, and her MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Adjunct professor, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, 2020–present
  • Chief, Officer Candidate School, U.S. Coast Guard, 2016–19
  • Instructor, U.S. Coast Guard Leadership Development Center, 2003–06

Nonacademic positions

  • Deputy Commander, Sector Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan: July 2019–present
  • Commanding Officer, USCGC Cypress, U.S. Coast Guard, 2013–16
  • Office of Financial Transformation and Compliance, U.S. Coast Guard, 2010–13
  • Commanding Officer, USCGC Katherine Walker, U.S. Coast Guard, 2006–08
  • Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2005
  • Operations Officer, USCGC Juniper, 2001–03
  • Operations Officer, USCGC Buttonwood, 1999–2001
  • Deck Watch Officer and Summer Ensign, USCGC Eagle, 1999  

Board memberships

  • Board of Advisors, Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) 2014–present


  • National Defense Transportation Association Outstanding Military Unit, 2007 and 2015
  • Chief Financial Officer Award for Superior Mission Achievement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2011
  • Chief Financial Officer Award for Ingenuity and Innovation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2010
  • Tuck School of Business, 2010
    • Julia Stell Award for leadership
    • Tuck Centennial Award for best exemplifying the character of the Tuck School
    • LTJG Walter Jacobs Memorial Prize for intellectual ability and curiosity
  • U.S.O. Military Woman of the Year Award – New York City Metro Area, 2008
  • Margaret Chase Smith Leadership Development Instructor of the Year, 2005