It is with sad hearts that we announce the recent death of one of our former leaders, Adm. Robert E. Kramek, who passed away on Oct. 20, 2016. Adm. Kramek served as the Coast Guard’s 20th commandant from 1994 through 1998, during which time he significantly expanded the Coast Guard’s global reach and influence as commandant, including directing active participation in the combined service/international anti-narcotic smuggling operations Frontier Shield and Gulf Shield, along with other law enforcement operations. More than that though, Adm. Kramek was a true servant leader and a continuous mentor throughout his life. Please take a moment to honor Adm. Kramek’s service and accomplishments.
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As the Coast Guard continues to celebrate 100 years of distinguished aviation service by the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard, it is with sad hearts that we remember a true Coast Guard aviation pioneer – Commander Stewart Ross Graham. The aviation community today is still ensuring his legacy lives on, and even more so during the recent floods of Baton Rouge. Continue to read more to about all of his accomplishments and his dedication to the Coast Guard in the message from some of those who followed in his footsteps.