|Captain Stukus reports for duty at the Surface Forces Logistics Center having most recently served as Program Manager for the Fast Response Cutter program, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Level I (major) investment initiated to replace the Coast Guard’s aging fleet of 110’ patrol boats with highly capable 154’ patrol cutters. As Program Manager, he was directly accountable for all aspects of cost, schedule, and performance associated with this $4 billion acquisition program.
Captain Stukus’ previous tours include afloat assignments as Damage Control Assistant onboard CGC DILIGENCE (WMEC-616) and Engineer Officer onboard CGC VIGILANT (WMEC-617). His previous ashore naval engineering positions include assignment as Gulf Cutters Port Engineer Section Chief at Naval Engineering Support Unit New Orleans, Resources Division Chief in the Office of Naval Engineering (CG-452) at Coast Guard Headquarters, and the Surface Forces Logistics Center’s Icebreaker, Buoy and Construction Tender Product Line Manager. Other assignments include duty as a Program Reviewer in the Coast Guard’s Office of Budget and Programs (CG-82) and as Logistics Department Head and Commanding Officer of Enlisted Personnel at Sector Jacksonville, Florida.
A native of LaFayette, New York, Captain Stukus is a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where he majored in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He later earned Masters of Science degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (mechanical), a Certified Defense Financial Manager, a certified DHS Level III (senior) Acquisition Program Manager, and a Certified Information Security Manager.