Ensign Joseph Michael Zingarella graduated from the U. S. Coast Guard Academy in New London,Conn., on May 19, 2021, and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Ens. Zingarella completed four years of intensive academic, physical and leadership training, resulting in a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Naval Architecture and MarineEngineering, while also playing varsity lacrosse all four years. Following graduation, Zingarella has been assigned to USCGC Tampa, Portsmouth, VA.He is the son of Pete and Rosie Zingarella ofLighthouse Point, Florida and is a graduate ofCardinal Gibbons High School.
As one of the smallest and most specialized of the five federal service academies, the U.S. CoastGuard Academy offers a quality higher education and professional development experience. Cadets they devote themselves to an honor concept, and upon graduation go directly into positions of leadership in service to others.