Gromlich named USCG's director of operational logistics

Rear Admiral Richard T. Gromlich (MSIA ’97) became the U.S. Coast Guard’s first director of operational logistics in April, assuming responsibility for the delivery of mission support logistics for operations during steady state and contingency response and for planned events of national significance.

A 1983 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Gromlich will oversee bases across the United States, establish an operations support planning capability, and build a mission support compliance capability.

Richard T. Gromlich

Gromlich previously served as the first director of the Mission Support Integration Office, where for two years he led contingency logistics operations in support of the Coast Guard’s response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Prior to that, Gromlich led both the Office of Logistics and the Logistics Transformation Program Integration Office.

From 2004 to 2007, Gromlich served as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Aircraft Repair and Supply Center, now the Aviation Logistics Center. In that capacity, he was responsible for the sole industrial complex for the Coast Guard’s 200 aircraft supporting all 26 aviation units during Hurricane Katrina.

Krannert has a long history of educating Coast Guard officers. Other notable alumni include rear admirals Tom Ostebo (MSIA ’93), John Korn (MSIA ’89) and Keith Taylor (MSIA ’96) and retired Vice Admiral Terry Cross (MSIA ’77).