During Milwaukee Armed Forces Week May 11-16, 2020, we support our currently serving military.
Today, we honor U.S. Coast Guard Captain Tom Stuhlreyer, Commander, Sector Lake Michigan. Captain Stuhlreyer leads 700-plus “Coasties” and directs USCG operations in the four-state area around Lake Michigan.
What is it like to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard in these unprecedented times?
"Like everyone else, we are taking measures to ensure we remain ready to serve our community by wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and staying physically apart when possible.
"However, Sector Lake Michigan’s missions have not changed. Working closely with inter-agency partners and industry stakeholders, we remain focused on maintaining the safety, security, and resilience of the maritime transportation system. It is as important as ever to ensure needed cargo and commodities are reliably transported by water on the Great Lakes and Western Rivers. At the same time, we strive to protect mariners and the marine environment as activity increases with the onset of spring and summer."
Captain Stuhlreyer will be retiring in June 2020. We thank him for his long service and dedication to our U.S. Armed Forces.