ROA meet with the soon-to-be US Coast Guard Director of Reserve and Leadership, Rear Admiral Sandra Stosz, last Tuesday. ROA Executive Director, MGen. David Bockel USA, and Naval Services Director CAPT Marshall Hanson, USNR met at the ROA Minute Man Building with RDML Stosz for over an hour. Changes in the Coast Guard Reserve and its missions were discussed along with how ROA could support the USCGR.
RDML Stosz will be relieving RADM Daniel May next Wednesday, April 28. RDM Stosz will be completing her tour as the Director of Coast Guard Enterprise Strategic Management & Doctrine. Her discussion with ROA reflected strategic vision for the Coast Guard Reserve.
Rear Admiral Stosz is a surface operations officer with 12 years at sea, including command of two cutters – an icebreaking tug on the Great Lakes and a medium endurance cutter that patrolled North Atlantic and Caribbean waters.
Rear Admiral Stosz is the first female Coast Guard Academy grad to earn flag rank. She graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1982 with a bachelor of science degree in Government. She was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1994. In 2000 she completed an executive fellowship in national security through the MIT Seminar XXI program, and she earned a Master of National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2004. Most recently, in 2009 she attended the Navy’s Executive Business Course at University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler business school.