US Coast Guard Yard
Commander Lake serves as the Coast Guard Yard Industrial Manager, responsible for all Yard industrial operations.
Commander Lake’s prior afloat assignments include Student Engineer, Damage Control Assistant and Assistant Engineer Officer on Coast Guard Cutter MIDGETT, and Engineer Officer on Coast Guard Cutter NORTHLAND. His shore-based assignments include duty in the Naval Engineering Division of Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic, Sector St. Petersburg Logistics Department Head, and he later served as the Small Boat Product Line Engineering Chief at Surface Forces Logistics Center, responsible for engineering, configuration management, maintenance, and repair of the Coast Guard’s boat fleet.
Commander Lake’s most recent assignment was Deputy of the Coast Guard’s Office of Budget and Programs, where he was responsible for formulation of the Coast Guard’s $10 billion budget, as well as negotiation and defense of the budget with the Department of Homeland Security, White House Office of Management and Budget, and Congressional staffs. Additionally, he was responsible for providing counsel to Coast Guard senior leadership on Service-wide policies and resource issues.
Commander Lake is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where he earned a Bachelors Degree with High Honors in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He earned both a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1999 from the University of Michigan.
Commander Lake has been awarded four Meritorious Service Medals, Coast Guard Commendation Medal (with Operational Distinguishing Device), Coast Guard Achievement Medal (with Operational Distinguishing Device), Permanent Cutterman’s Pin, and several unit awards. He is also a recipient of the 2010 American Society of Naval Engineers Perry Award, 2007 Coast Guard Chief Financial Officer’s Team Award for financial stewardship, and was awarded by the Secretary of Homeland Security in 2013 for outstanding performance of duty