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Photo CDR Craig J. Wieschhorster, CO CDR Craig J. Wieschhorster
Commanding Officer

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).

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