USA: CSG 2 Hosts Superintendent of US Coast Guard Academy


Commander, Submarine Group (CSG) 2 hosted the Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) July 27.

“It’s an honor to provide an opportunity for the superintendent to visit one of our boats,” said Rear Adm. Michael McLaughlin, CSG 2.

During the tour, Rear Adm. Sandra L. Stosz also met with Cmdr. Sam Geiger, who assumed command of Toledo July 15. Geiger relieved Cmdr. Douglas Reckamp.

Stosz became the 40th superintendent in June. She is responsible for the efficient, safe, and economical accomplishment of the Academy’s training mission.

“I was very impressed during my visit on board USS Toledo. The pride and professionalism of the crew reflects the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment,” said Stosz. “The Coast Guard Academy and the Navy Submarine Base are separated by the Thames River, but we come together on that body of water to serve the United States of America.”

Lt. Jon Stockton, assistant operations officer, provided a tour of Toledo highlighting the crew and the boat’s capabilities.

“It’s great to have other services, such as the U.S. Coast Guard, visit our boat to see what we are capable of and how we operate,” said Stockton.

Stosz 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.

The Coast Guard Academy was established in 1876. The oldest service academy is West Point which was established in 1802.

The submarine, commissioned Feb. 24, 1995, is the second U.S. warship named for the people of the northwestern Ohio city. The first was a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser. Toledo has a complement of 139 officers and enlisted crew.


Source: navy, July 29, 2011;