Admiral-select, Capt. John Mauger, and Lt. Will Cotta, pose for a photo with Cotta's plaque at the Federal Engineer of the Year Awards ceremony in February 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Will Cotta

Lt. Will Cotta’s designation as “Coast Guard Engineer of the Year” is due in no small part to his time as an engineer on a Coast Guard cutter, as a frontline researcher, and as a Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, subject matter expert at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center. Cotta believes there is always something more to learn and has been spent his career in the Coast Guard solving complex problems to improve how the service completes its mission.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: LCDR Peter Bosma

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: LCDR Peter Bosma

Growing up in a Coast Guard family, Lt. Cmdr. Peter Bosma was exposed to Coast Guard missions and the military lifestyle from an early age. The son of a Coast Guard pilot, Bosma had only two main requirements when looking for a college: the ability to play basketball and a strong engineering program.


Prof. David Mazurek

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Dr. David Mazurek

With a resume including achievements of the highest order, Dr. David Mazurek is a man who could be teaching just about anywhere in the world. Yet after 24 years, the civil engineering professor still proudly calls the Academy home.