Captain William F.(Bill) Csisar
Deputy Assistant Commandant for Reserve
Captain Csisar currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Commandant for Reserve where he is responsible for the daily oversight of requirements, policy, budget, and administration of the Coast Guard Reserve.
Prior to this assignment he served as Chief of the Office of Reserve Affairs (CG-131), and the Chief of the Resource Management Division at Coast Guard Atlantic Area where he was the principal advisor to Commander, ATLANTIC AREA on strategic resource management and operational performance/analysis issues impacting current and future year readiness, and mission execution.
Captain Csisar enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserve in 1980 and performed the duties of Station OOD, SAR Coxswain, LE Boarding Officer, Port State Control Boarding Officer, and Pollution Investigator during a 12 year enlisted career. Captain Csisar was commissioned through the Selected Reserve Direct Commission Program in 1992 and was assigned CG Group Boston as a SAR Controller. In June of 1993, Captain Csisar was assigned as Chief, Reserve Program Section at the First CG District, and through that position, played a key role in the standup of the Force Optimization and Training Branch (PF) at CG ISC Boston. During this period, Captain Csisar was selected as a Reserve Program Administrator (RPA), now Reserve Component Manager (RCM). Following a tour as the Contingency Planner and Deputy Chief of Operations at CG Group/MSO Long Island Sound, Captain Csisar served as the Chief of the Force Optimization and Training branches at Maintenance and Logistics Command, Atlantic, and Integrated Support Command Portsmouth VA. Captain Csisar also served as the Chief, Atlantic Area Reserve Capabilities Branch, and Deputy Chief, Atlantic Area Operations Analysis Branch.
Captain Csisar holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Averett University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Public Administration from Rhode Island College. Captain Csisar is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College Homeland Security Planners Course and the Joint Interagency Multinational Planners Course.
Captain Csisar’s military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (3), the Transportation 9/11 Medal, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal (4).
Captain Csisar and his wife, Amy, reside in Suffolk VA. They have four sons, Brandon, Michael, Jake, and Mathew, and five grandchildren.