Karl Schultz


I am a United States Coast Guard admiral and the 26th Commandant of the Coast Guard. A native of East Hartford, Connecticut, I graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. I received a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Connecticut in 1992, and in 2006 I completed a one year National Security Fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government. My operational assignments include Commander, Coast Guard Sector Miami as well as command tours aboard cutters USCGC Venturous, USCGC Acacia, and USCGC Farallon. Staff assignments include Chief of the Office of Congressional and Governmental Affairs; Congressional Liaison Officer to the United States House of Representatives; Liaison Officer to the United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Assignment Officer at the Coast Guard Personnel Command, and Command Duty Officer in the Seventh Coast Guard District Operations Center in Miami.