Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM3 Beau A. Schultz, Station Port Huron MI

This week’s Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week is the true embodiment of the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty — both on and off duty.  Petty Officer 3rd Class Beau Schultz realized at an early age that he was driven to help others.  Answering this call, Schultz enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and affiliated with the boatswain’s mate rating. He is currently assigned to the deck department at Station Port Huron, Mich.

Schultz (center) poses for a photo with members of a boarding team from Station Port Huron.

Schultz (center) poses for a photo with members of a boarding team from Station Port Huron.

 Recently, Schultz completed a week of active duty for training, or ADT, standing duty alongside his active-duty counterparts, waiting to respond at a moment’s notice to any incoming call for help. During this time, Schultz did not stand idly by, but rather worked toward the completion all of his boat crew member currencies, spending more than 30 hours underway and conducting more than 30 boardings as a boarding team member. Additionally, he assisted the station crew in their preparation for an upcoming visit from the standardization team.

When not engaged in his duties as a Coast Guard reservist, Schultz juggles a demanding schedule, pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing as a full-time student at Marion Technical College and working the third shift at Grant Medical Center as a technician in the emergency room alongside his father, Dr. Norman Schultz.  After graduation, Schultz plans to further his education specializing as a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist.

Schultz, along with representatives from each of the five branches of the armed forces line the streets of Washington, DC duting the 2012 Inaugural Parade.

Schultz, along with representatives from each of the five branches of the armed forces line the streets of Washington, DC during the 2012 Inaugural Parade.

Schultz’s dedication to the Coast Guard goes well beyond his unit. Using his own free time and funds, he flew to Washington D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration, where he proudly represented the Coast Guard by marching in the Inaugural Parade, carrying the Coast Guard ensign as part of the joint services color guard. 

As someone with great ambition, Schultz serves as an inspiration to other members, both junior and senior.  His influence reaches beyond the confines of the Coast Guard, touching others such as his younger brother, who chose to follow in his footsteps, recently joining the Coast Guard and becoming a boatswain’s mate.  Marion Technical College was so inspired by Schultz’s work ethic and dedication to duty that they requested he become a spokesman for their college to help recruit more military members and veterans returning from overseas deployments.

Schultz is an advocate for education helping to create opportunities for fellow service members.

Schultz is an advocate for education, helping to create opportunities for fellow servicemembers.

Schultz is a dedicated caring individual, whose devotion to duty is a true inspiration to all.

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