Retired Rear Adm. Wayne Justice Reenlists Coast Guardsman At Port Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // May 28, 2015
port commissioner wayne justice served in coast guard for 37 years
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Canaveral Port Authority Commissioner, and retired Coast Guard Rear Adm. Wayne Justice, reenlisted a young Coast guardsman at the Port’s Observation Tower on Thursday.
Gunner’s Mate Second Class Chris Domeglio, who is stationed at Port Canaveral, reenlisted for four additional years.
“These faithful men and women protect our waters and coastline day in and day out, and we’re filled with a great sense of pride with their dedication and commitment to the task,” said Commissioner Justice.
MILITARY AIDE TO PRESIDENTS BUSH AND CLINTON
During Commissioner Justice’s 37-year military career, his family moved 19 times as he was stationed from Boston to Key West to San Francisco. Fifteen of the years were in Florida, completing law enforcement and rescue missions in Key West, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
One particularly challenging assignment was when he was Military Aide to Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, carrying the “football” for the two presidents.
“I had the honor to serve President and Mrs. Bush, who both had the highest integrity and utmost respect for the office, along with the deepest concern for our country.”
As a senior officer, Justice was Chief of Programs for the Coast Guard, building a $6 billion dollar budget. As an admiral, he ran the Coast Guard’s operational policy, then its operational requirements.
His final assignment as a two star admiral was leading the Coast Guard’s Middle Atlantic States from New Jersey to South Carolina.
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Commissioner Justice has served on the board of directors of the Propeller Club, a facilitating group at Port Canaveral, the Space Coast Navy League, Crosswinds Youth Services and a Merchant’s Association.
He has moved into the second Vice President position for the Brevard Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), a 1,400 person strong group supporting veterans and active duty military personnel. Virginia supports Georgiana Church and Cambridge elementary school.
Throughout his Coast Guard career, Justice learned and espoused the belief that the heart of attaining exceptional performance is setting high standards, coupled with ensuring people have the training and properly maintained equipment to reach those standards.Justice says that he maintains that philosophy in his leadership positions here in Brevard County.
“I would like to continue my service by applying my uniquely suited experience to supporting the residents and businesses in Brevard County as one of their Port Commissioners,” said Justice.
His ship commands, federal policy, acquisition and capabilities knowledge; extensive law enforcement and security expertise; along with participation in numerous trials and congressional hearings, has provided the broad experience needed to help direct operations at Port Canaveral.
Justice supported thousands of Coast Guard men and women during his military service.
“I would like to continue this service by applying my uniquely suited experience to supporting the residents and businesses in Brevard County as one of their Port Commissioners,” said Justice.