Building Coast Guard Leaders
By Lieutenant Commander William J. Wolter, U.S. Coast Guard
I have the best job in the Coast Guard. I lead my service's future officers through the shoal waters of the Coast Guard Academy to arrive at the safe harbor of graduation. The leadership skills I use are the same as those needed when I was the operations officer on the USCGC Tahoma (WMEC-908), except at the Academy the patrol is 200 weeks long. Everyday, I am challenged to set an example for the 110 cadets in Charlie Company, the "Cobras."