Brian C. Krautler
Commander,
U.S. Coast Guard

 

Krautler-official photo.jpgCDR Brian C. Krautler is the Executive Officer at Training Center Cape May, the Coast Guard’s sole accession point for enlisted personnel. As Executive Officer, he is charged with carrying out the mission of the Training Center, to: “Transform the recruits of today into the Coast Guardsmen of tomorrow while providing superior mission support.”

A Permanent Cutterman with over 10 years of sea service in the black hulled working fleet, CDR Krautler has served in Cutters BASSWOOD, SASSAFRAS, WALNUT and BRISTOL BAY (with Aids to Navigation Barge 12001). In addition, he has served as Commanding Officer of Cutters KATMAI BAY, in Sault Sainte Marie, MI and HICKORY, in Homer, Alaska.

CDR Krautler’s shore tours include: a training tour to qualify as a Coast Guard Diver at the US Naval Dive and Salvage Training Center, Officer in Charge of MSST 91103 DET1, one of the Coast Guard’s first deployable domestic security detachments, and Assistant Professor of English and Head Coach of the Men’s Lacrosse Team at the US Coast Guard Academy.

CDR Krautler earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, with High Honors, from the US Coast Guard Academy.  He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Humanities (Literature) from California State University and a Master of Arts Degree in English from the University of Massachusetts. CDR Krautler is a licensed professional mariner, holding a USCG Master’s License for motor vessels up to 1600 Gross Registered Tons in both Ocean and Near Coastal routes.

CDR Krautler’s military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal and other personal, unit and service awards.

CDR Krautler is married to the former Andrea Ramsay, of Plymouth, MI.  The Krautlers have two children: Kate and James.

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