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Rear Admiral Karl L. Schultz
U.S. Coast Guard District Eleven

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Rear Admiral Schultz assumed his duties as Commander, Eleventh District in July of 2012. He most recently served at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington DC, where he was the Director for Governmental and Public Affairs and was responsible for Coast Guard external engagement with the Congress, the media and intergovernmental entities. Prior to becoming a flag officer, he served as Chief of the Office of Congressional and Governmental Affairs from 2008-2010, where he was the service’s lead representative to the United States Congress, overseeing all aspects of agency engagement and interaction with the legislative branch while also serving as the principal advisor to the Commandant and other senior Coast Guard leaders for all appropriations, authorization and Member of Congress specific issues.

His most recent field assignment was as Sector Commander in Miami from 2006-2008, where he oversaw multi-mission operations in Southeast Florida and served as the regional Federal Maritime Security Coordinator; Federal On-Scene Coordinator; Officer-in-Charge Marine Inspection; Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator; and Captain of the Port for Miami, Port Everglades, Palm Beach, Fort Pierce and the Miami River.

Command tours of duty afloat include USCGC VENTUROUS, a 210-ft medium endurance cutter in St. Petersburg, Florida; USCGC ACACIA, a 180-ft sea-going buoy tender in Charlevoix, Michigan; and USCGC FARALLON, a 110-ft Island Class Patrol Boat in Miami Beach, Florida. Rounding out his sea duty are tours as Executive Officer of USCGC PETREL, a 110-ft Surface Effect Ship in Key West, Florida; and as Operations Officer of USCGC GENTIAN, a 180-ft sea-going buoy tender in Ft. Macon, North Carolina. Other shore assignments include Congressional Liaison Officer to the United States House of Representatives, Liaison Officer to the United States Department of State Bureau for 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.

Rear Admiral Schultz is a 1983 Coast Guard Academy graduate, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. In 1992, he was awarded a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Connecticut, and in 2006 completed a one year National Security Fellowship at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Rear Admiral Schultz’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit; the Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation and Achievement Medals; the Commandant's Letter of Commendation; and in 1998 he was the recipient of the Service's John G. Witherspoon Inspirational Leadership Award.

Rear Admiral Schultz hails from East Hartford, Connecticut and is married to Dawn DeLaurentis of Hammonton, New Jersey. They are the proud parents of five children – Kelsey, Lindsey, Annaliese, Eric and Zachary.

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