Karl L. Schultz ’92 MPA is the new
commander of the U.S. Coast Guard

Vice Admiral Karl Schultz, an East Hartford, Connecticut, native, was appointed the 26th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on June 1. He had been the commander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area. Schultz is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, four Legions of Merit, and four Meritorious Service Medals. He led the Coast Guard in its efforts to help in the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - DECEMBER 15: Vice Admiral Karl Schultz, Commander, Coast Guard. Atlantic Area, speaks to the media about the U.S. Coast Guard ship Hamilton and the approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine that was being prepared to be offloaded at Port Everglades on December 15, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The drugs worth an estimated $715 million were from 27 separate, suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions and five bale recovery operations by the U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Naval crews and its interagency partners. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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