CAPTAIN LINCOLN STROH
Fifth Coast Guard District Chief of Staff
Captain Lincoln D. Stroh assumed the duties as Chief of Staff, Coast Guard
Fifth District in June 2011, where he serves under the District Commander
overseeing all Coast Guard missions in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the
United States, including the National Capital Region (NCR) and 1.5 million
square miles of the Atlantic Ocean. Before assuming Chief of Staff, he
served as the Deputy Director of Prevention Policy at Headquarters where
he provided direction to the field on Prevention missions including Marine
Safety, Marine Environmental Protection, Aids to Navigation, Icebreaking,
and Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security.
Captain Stroh has over 15 years of operations ashore duty, including 3
Commands across 2 Sectors and 4 Marine Safety Offices (MSO) on the
Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Western Rivers.
He was Commander, Sector New Orleans (‘07-‘09); Deputy Commander,
Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi (‘05-‘07); Commanding Officer, MSO
Corpus Christi (‘04-‘05); Commanding Officer, MSO Huntington (‘00-‘03);
Chief, Port Operations, MSO Jacksonville (‘96-‘98); Chief, Inspections,
MSO Jacksonville (‘94-‘96); and Marine Inspector, MSO/Group Portland,
Captain Stroh has 7 years of NCR staff assignments. In addition to his
recent Deputy Director tour, he was Chief, Coordination Staff, Marine
Safety, Security and Environmental Protection Directorate, (‘98-‘00); and,
Staff Naval Architect, Marine Safety Center (‘88-‘91).
Prior to a 1988 needs-of-the-service career change to the Marine Safety
program, Captain Stroh was a Naval Engineer. His naval engineering tours
included duty under instruction (‘86-‘88) at Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT), Quality Assurance Inspector (‘85-‘86) at Icebreaker
Support Facility, Seattle, and Engineering Watch Officer (‘83-‘85) on
Captain Stroh is a 1983 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where he
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering with High
Honors. He holds two Master of Science Degrees from MIT; one in Naval
Architecture and Marine Engineering; the other in Polymers. He also
completed a one-year Federal Executive Fellowship in Foreign Policy
Studies at The Brookings Institution in 2004.
He holds a National Incident Management System Type-I (National Level)
Incident Commander Certification, and he is a registered Professional
Engineer (Mechanical Engineering) in the State of Oregon. His awards
include two Legions of Merit, three Meritorious Service Medals, the 9-11
Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, three Coast Guard Achievement
Medals and various other personal and unit awards.
Recent temporary assignments include overseeing the Deepwater Horizon
Spill of National Significance as Incident Commander and Federal On-Scene
Coordinator leading 8000 responders, 450 Coast Guard members, and an $11
million/day response for 3 months; and, representing the United States as
the Head of Delegation to the International Maritime Organization’s Flag
State Implementation Sub-Committee meetings in 2011 and 2010.