CDR Wieschhorster arrives to MOHAWK from Coast
Guard Headquarters, Office of Budget and Programs (CG-82), where he
served as the Deputy Budget Officer for the Coast Guard, responsible
for the formulation and defense of the Service’s $10 billion budget.
Prior to this tour, CDR Wieschhorster was an MIT Sloan Fellow,
earning a Master of Business Administration in 2013.
A 1994 graduate of United States Coast Guard Academy, he first
served as a deck watch officer aboard CGC MELLON (WHEC 717),
home-ported in Seattle, WA. Following MELLON, he served as Executive
Officer on CGC PADRE (WPB 1328), home-ported in Key West, FL. He
then served on the Coast Guard’s Seventh District staff in Miami, FL
as the major cutter scheduler, patrol boat manager and counter-drug
operations planner in the Office of Law Enforcement. After his staff
tour, he assumed command of CGC MATAGORDA (WPB 1303), home-ported in
Miami Beach, FL where the cutter earned the Coast Guard Unit
Commendation during his tenure.
In 2003, he served on a detached duty assignment to the National
Security Council as a senior duty officer in the White House
Situation Room, providing global event monitoring and intelligence
support to the President, National Security Advisor and the National
Security Council staff. While in Washington, he attended the
National Graduate School earning a Master of Science in Quality
Systems Management where his team’s graduate project in data
communications and information management systems supporting
Maritime Domain Awareness missions was adopted service wide, and
resulted in a $19 million savings to the Coast Guard.
Following his assignment in Washington, DC, CDR Wieschhorster
returned to sea as Executive Officer aboard CGC CONFIDENCE (WMEC
619), home-ported in Cape Canaveral, FL, and later returned to
Washington, DC, for graduate school, earning a Master of Public
Administration from The George Washington University and was
subsequently assigned to the Deputy Commandant for Operations staff
in the office of Performance Management and Assessment (DCO-81).