Master Chief Athan Kramer assumed the duties of Command Master Chief of the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown on May 22, 2009. His primary responsibilities are to advise Captain Reed A. Stephenson, the Commanding Officer of Training Center Yorktown, on issues and initiatives pertaining to all Coast Guard members, and to address the various issues (career, quality of life, environment, and personal matters), which affect the 647 permanent party crewmembers and 7,500+ students that attend classes every year.
Master Chief Kramer’s previous assignments include USCGC YOCONA - Kodiak, AK; Station Kennewick, WA; Air Station Miami, FL; USCGC CAMPBELL, New Bedford, MA; Group Air Station Port Angeles, WA; USCGC WOODRUSH, Sitka, AK; Base Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Pacific Area Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET), San Diego, CA; Group Air Station North Bend, OR; and Training Center Petaluma, CA.
Master Chief Kramer is a proud graduate of the Chief Petty Officer Academy Class LIX and Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course class 01-10. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies.
Master Chief Kramer’s personal awards include three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, with Operational Distinguishing Device, three Coast Guard Achievement Medals with Operational Distinguishing Device, three Humanitarian Service Medals, one Outstanding Military Volunteer Service Medal, and numerous unit and service awards. His professional qualifications include the Permanent Cutterman Insignia and the Tactical Law Enforcement Insignia.