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Larson Applauds Nomination of Vice Adm. Karl Schultz as the 26th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard

March 8, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauds the announcement that East Hartford native, Vice Admiral Karl L. Schultz, has been nominated to be the 26th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard by President Trump. Schultz was a student at George J. Penney High School in East Hartford when Larson taught history there. Schultz’s late-father Leo was also a teacher in East Hartford.

“President Trump could not have nominated a better person to be the next Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, I fully applaud this nomination,” said Larson. “I have known Vice Admiral Schultz since he was in high school, and it has been wonderful watching his career progress from his days at the Coast Guard Academy to today. I know his mother Elisabeth is very proud of him, just as his late-father, a fellow East Hartford teacher, Leo would be. Vice Admiral Schultz has courageously served our nation with over 35 years in the Coast Guard. He has been decorated with the Defense Superior Service Medal, four Legions of Merit, four Meritorious Service Medals, three Coast Guard Commendation medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and various other personal and unit awards. I know he will continue to serve our nation well in his new position.”