Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: EM2 Kyle J. Hoggatt, Sector Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle J. Hoggatt, an electrician’s mate stationed aboard Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is a proven Great Lakes sailor.

Originally from Wilmington, Ohio, Hoggatt reported aboard Sector Sault Ste. Marie in 2013, after completing a tour aboard the Coast Guard

Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Hoggatt (right) and Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Coghlan conduct a watch stander qualification board for newly arrived member, Petty Officer 3rd Class Rachel Mims.   US Coast Guard Photo by Chief Petty Officer Kurt Kammers.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Hoggatt (right) and Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Coghlan conduct a watch stander qualification board for newly arrived member, Petty Officer 3rd Class Rachel Mims.
US Coast Guard Photo by Chief Petty Officer Kurt Kammers.

Cutter Katmai Bay, homeported in Sault Ste. Marie. His previous tours include Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia, following completion of recruit basic training, and Electrician’s Mate “A” School.In support of Operation Taconite, during the most difficult icebreaking season in thirty-five years, Hoggatt replaced Mobile Bay’s anemometer, a device used to measure wind speed, safely climbing the mast to complete the work in subfreezing icy conditions.Hoggatt’s leadership and professional expertise also played a key role in the Sector Sault Ste. Marie’s command center remodeling project. He diligently researched and submitted purchase requests for over $16,000 in construction materials and led the installation of 16 new LED light fixtures and 20 new electrical outlets. Additionally, he spearheaded the removal of over 200 feet of old, unused conduit and wiring as well as the relabeling of the electrical panels. His efforts greatly improved the functionality and aesthetics of the redesigned space, saving the Coast Guard over $12,000 in contractor costs.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Hoggatt engraves a Coast Guard Achievement Medal for member of an outlying unit. US Coast Guard Photo by Chief Petty Officer Kurt Kammers

Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Hoggatt engraves a Coast Guard Achievement Medal for member of an outlying unit.
US Coast Guard Photo by Chief Petty Officer Kurt Kammers

“Hoggatt has an exceptional ability to adapt to any situation in and out of his trained field of work. His insightfulness leads to supporting tasks for our area units to be completed well above customer satisfaction and expectation,” said fellow electrician’s mate Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Coghlan. Hoggatt displayed exceptional professionalism and commitment to community service, when he served as a member of the Sector Sault Ste. Marie color guard during a Special Olympics swim meet at Lake Superior State University.“Hoggatt’s leadership ability and technical skills make him an invaluable asset to the Sector and his work ethic is a model to everyone,” said Chief Petty Officer Kurt Kammers, his supervisor.

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