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.





Mr. Lane assumed the duties as Executive Director, Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) in April 2020. As Executive Director he oversees the day to day operations of over 1,800 employees distributed in multiple locations across the United States responsible for engineering, depot level maintenance and logistics support for all USCG surface forces, including 246 cutters and over 1,800 boats.

Prior to his becoming the SFLC Executive Director, Mr. Lane acquired 32 years of Coast Guard experience serving in several different positions. He is a SFLC Plank Owner and most recently served as Chief of the SFLC’s Business Operation Division. In this role, he was responsible for guiding SFLC organizational business components in improving effectiveness and efficiency through the introduction of innovative technologies, tools and implementation of the Coast Guard Mission Support Business Model. He was responsible for the technical oversight and direction for sustaining the Surface Domain’s Enterprise Logistics Information Systems. Mr. Lane led the multi-year CMplus Tech Refresh Project. This effort redesigned the legacy IT tool into an enhanced Fleet Logistics System component for integrated Configuration Management, centralized Maintenance Management and Inventory Control, transitioning 756 total units, 206 of which were cutters, as part of a phased implementation plan.

Mr. Lane honorably served in the United States Air Force as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist and later in the Air National Guard as a conventional munitions technician. Mr. Lane has over a decade of experience in quality assurance and quality system management in manufacturing and service environments. He served as the CG Yard’s Quality Manager and the Engineering Logistics Center’s Productivity Program Manager supporting and guiding each organization through ISO 9000 certifications, including a lead role with the CG Yard as the first Government organization to achieve certification. Mr. Lane was a Malcolm Baldrige Examiner and was selected to the Commandant’s Quality Award Board of Examiners for the 1999 and 2000 awards.

Mr. Lane is a certified Information Security Manager (CISM). His awards include the Secretary of Transportation’s Meritorious Achievement Award and a two time recipient of the Federal Executive Board's Award for Outstanding Para-professional Administrative, Management Specialist.





Master Chief Matthew Valenti assumed his duties as Command Master Chief, Surface Forces Logistics Center on 14 June 2018. His primary responsibility is to advise the Commanding Officer of Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) on issues and initiatives pertaining to a nationally distributed workforce of nearly 1800 Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and civilian personnel and their families as they provide naval engineering Support to over 250 ships and 1800 small boats.

Master Chief Valenti’s previous assignments include Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of the Redeployment Assistance and Inspection Detachment in Afghanistan and Kuwait, Logistics Department Head and collateral duty Command Senior Chief at MSU Lake Charles, LA, and Assistant Response Department Head and collateral duty Command Chief at MSU Baton Rouge, LA.

Master Chief Valenti is a proud graduate of the U.S. Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (class 07D), Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Command Master Chief Course (class Sep 2006), the Coast Guard Senior Enlisted Leadership Course (class Apr 2016) and the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course (class 0909-B).

Master Chief Valenti’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, six Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and one Army Achievement Medal.