In Memoriam: Adm. Robert Kramek, 20th Commandant of the Coast Guard

It is with sad hearts that we announce the recent death of one of our former leaders, Adm. Robert E. Kramek, who passed away on Oct. 20, 2016. Adm. Kramek served as the Coast Guard’s 20th commandant from 1994 through 1998, during which time he significantly expanded the Coast Guard’s global reach and influence as commandant, including directing active participation in the combined service/international anti-narcotic smuggling operations Frontier Shield and Gulf Shield, along with other law enforcement operations. More than that though, Adm. Kramek was a true servant leader and a continuous mentor throughout his life. Please take a moment to honor Adm. Kramek’s service and accomplishments.