Lieutenant Bianca Barcelo works as a Staff Attorney for the Staff Judge Advocate to Coast Guard Atlantic Area in Portsmouth, Virginia. The Staff Judge Advocate is responsible for providing legal advice to the Area Commander and all Atlantic Area units; which include more than 23,000 active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel. Commander, Atlantic Area, serves as the operational commander for all U.S. Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf, spanning across five Coast Guard Districts and 40 states.
Prior to reporting to Atlantic Area, she served as staff attorney for the Legal Service Command, Norfolk Virginia where she worked in the Claims Division. She was forward deployed to New Jersey for Hurricane Sandy where she assisted members with their claims.
Award, 2014 National Image Meritorious Award, and 2014 Cuban National Council Honoree. She currently lives in downtown Norfolk.