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 LCDR Christopher Schleck

  LCDR Christopher Schleck, D17 Director of Auxiliary

A native of Bowie, MD, LCDR Schleck assumed the duties as the Seventeenth Coast Guard District’s Director of Auxiliary in August 2022. LCDR Schleck is a graduate of Rutgers University where he earned a degree in Bioenvironmental Engineering and is a 2010 graduate of Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in New London, CT.

In 2008, Seaman Recruit Schleck attended Coast Guard Basic Training in Cape May, NJ, as part of the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative Program. He attended school full time while serving on active duty at Coast Guard Sector New York and Recruiting Office Newark.  From 2010-2013, ENS Schleck served as a Prevention Officer specializing in US flagged commercial and passenger vessels. From 2013-2015, LTJG Schleck attended Naval Flight School in Pensacola, FL, flying the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II and the TH-57 Jet Ranger alongside counterparts in the Navy and the Marines.  In 2015, LT Schleck graduated from Flight School and was stationed in San Diego, CA, to fly the MH-60T. In 2018, LCDR Schleck was stationed in Portsmouth, VA, where he served as an International Port Security Liaison Officer (IPSLO) to 7 nations. During the height of COVID, when international travel was restricted, LCDR Schleck was selected to serve as Executive Assistant to RADM Sokalzuk and RADM Smith. LCDR Schleck requested District 17 Director of Auxiliary as his first choice.

LCDR Schleck is married to his wife Catherine, who is a Reading and Equity Specialist for the Juneau School District. He has two dogs, Brodie and Hazel, and the 4 of them are thrilled to call Alaska home.

Christy Newell, Assistant Director of Auxiliary D17

Christina Newell J CIV D17  Christy Newell comes to the DIRAUX office as a small-business owner and 17-year (and counting) spouse of an Active Duty Coast Guard member. She has lived in several of Alaska's small coastal towns. She has spent time supporting volunteers for multiple organizations, and is happy to translate that experience into support for Alaska's generous Coast Guard Auxiliary members. In her spare time, she loves to fish, hike, and spend time outdoors. She has two teens and two golden doodles.