Naval War College.
Naval War College.
He was confirmed by the United States. Senate as the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard, with the rank of admiral, in May 2014 and relieved Admiral Robert Papp as the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard on 30 May 2014. Prior to his selection as Commandant, he served as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area. In this position, Zukunft was the operational commander for all United States. Coast Guard missions within the half of the world that ranges from the Rocky Mountains to the waters off the East Coast of Africa.
He concurrently served as Commander, Defense Force West and provided United States. Coast Guard mission support to the United States. Department of Defense and Combatant Commanders.
Previous flag assignments include The Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship. Director of Response Policy, Assistant Commandant for Capability.
Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District. And Director, Joint Interagency Task Force West.
Federal Onscene Deepwater Horizon Unified Command, and the Commander of the United States. Coast Guard Pacific Area.
Zukunft wears the permanent Cutterman Insignia and is a certified NIMS International Correspondence Schools Type I Incident Commander. Zukunft was born in 1955 and is a native of North Branford, Connecticut. He graduated from the United States. Coast Guard Academy in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Government.
He attended Webster University in 1988 where he received his Master of Arts degree in Management, and the United States. Naval War College in 1997 graduating with a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
He is a graduate of the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies Executive Seminar and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government National Preparedness Leadership Initiative course. United States. Coast Guard
Zukunft was promoted to flag rank in 2006.
His six previous flag assignments also include The Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship. Director of Response Policy, Assistant Commandant for Capability.
Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District and Director, Joint Interagency Task Force West.
Additionally, Zukunft served as the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Spill of National Significance in 2010, and directed more than 47,000 responders, 6,500 vessels and 120 aircraft during one of the largest oil spills in United States. history. Zukunft has served at sea, commanding the USCGC Rush, USCGC Harriet Lane, and the USCGC Cape Upright. Zukunft’s senior staff assignments include Chief of Operations, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Chief of Operations Oversight, Coast Guard Atlantic Area where he directly supervised all major cutter operations in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.
He also served as the Chief of Staff of the Fourteenth Coast Guard District in Honolulu.
= Commandant of the United States. Coast Guard On February 28, 2014, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that United States. President Obama intended to nominate Zukunft for the position of Commandant of the United States. Coast Guard, succeeding Admiral Robert Papp. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 2014, and frocked to admiral the same day.
He assumed the office of Commandant on May 30, 2014.