The City of Chesterfield will host the January 24 membership meeting at the Chesterfield City Hall located at 690 Chesterfield Parkway West 63017. Refreshments will begin at 6:30 pm with the meeting getting underway at 7:15 pm.
PROGRAM: St. Louis is home to the Upper Mississippi River Sector of the United States Coast Guard. Captain Scott A. Stoermer, the Sector Commander will tell us about the vital role USCG plays in maritime security, maritime safety, protection of natural resources, maritime mobility, and national defense.
As Sector Commander he is responsible for Coast Guard operations in eleven states and over 2,200 miles of commercially navigable waterways on the Upper Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers and their tributaries. He leads 280 active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel and over 1,100 CG Auxiliary members, five river tenders and three Marine Safety Detachments. These men and women promote safety, security and environmental protection while facilitating more than $41 billion in commerce supported by the inland river system. Captain Stoermer serves as the Captain of the Port, Officer-in-Charge Marine Inspection, Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator and Federal On-Scene Coordinator for oil spills and hazardous materials releases.
Captain Stoermer’s military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal as well as other service, unit and team awards.
Captain Stoermer was born in Ft. Polk, LA; however, as a proud Army brat and second-generation military officer, Captain Stoermer has lived in 17 different locations. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine and Environmental Sciences. He also earned a Master of Science in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography and a Master of Public Administration from American Military University.