Commanding Officer USCGC Tampa CDR Walter C. Krolman

CDR Walter C. Krolman

Commander Krolman assumed command of USCGC TAMPA in June 2023 after three years at the Coast Guard Personnel Service Center in Washington, D.C. Most recently he served as the Surge Staffing Section Chief responsible for over 3,000 annual temporary duty assignments in support of all Coast Guard operational commanders for mission critical and contingency responses. Prior, he served as the Chief of Enlisted Evaluations where he was responsible for the management and integrity of the employee review system encompassing over 32,000 active and reserve Coast Guard enlisted members.

Before his tours at the Personnel Service Center, Commander Krolman served as the Executive Officer of USCGC VIGOROUS. Designated a permanent cutterman with over eight years of sea service, his previous afloat tours include Operations Officer of USCGC MOHAWK, Commanding Officer of USCGC MANOWAR, and Deck Watch Officer of USCGC RESOLUTE. While at sea he conducted maritime law enforcement, counterdrug operations, search and rescue, and pollution response along the Atlantic Seaboard, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Ashore, Commander Krolman served as the Coast Guard’s Assistant Liaison Officer to the United States House of Representatives in the 112th Congress. He also completed an assignment as the Personnel Support Department Head at Base Cleveland, Ohio.

Commander Krolman graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering with High Honors. He earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Unites States Naval War College in 2015. He received a Masters of Human Resources and Employee Relations from The Pennsylvania State University in 2020. He is recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management as a certified professional.

Commander Krolman’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (5 awards), the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbon (2 awards); with the operational distinguishing devices.

He is married to CDR Sarah Krolman and has two children, Victoria and Walter. He is originally from Washington, D.C.


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