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Honoring Our Own - Military Veteran Dan Rolince

Dan Rolince served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for eight and a half years, retiring in 2009 after 20 years of service with reserve duty. He was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) and was a helicopter pilot stationed in Mayport, Fla., and Pt. Mugu, Calif. His father was in the Navy as a Seabee (Construction Battalion) during World War II in the South Pacific. Dan's son, currently enrolled in the NROTC program, will continue the tradition of naval service.

During active duty, Dan was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, the North Red Sea in support of the first Gulf War and the Caribbean in support of drug operations. His most memorable experiences in naval service involve supporting the National Science Foundation in Antarctica, to which he was deployed twice.

Dan joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2004. He served as a special agent in the Richmond, Va., Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) for six years before being selected as the Resident Agent-in-Charge for the Region 5 OLE Southern District. His area of responsibility encompasses West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and Delaware. This includes nine offices, eight agents, four Wildlife Inspectors and three support employees.

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Published on: Wednesday, November 06,2013

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