Local graduates from Coast Guard Academy

President Joe Biden with Ensign Jake Danzer on U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation day. (courtesy photo)

Local graduates from Coast Guard Academy

Ensign Jake Danzer, son of Jerry and Lisa Danzer of Scripps Ranch, graduated May 19 with high honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and was commissioned as an officer in the Coast Guard.

Having completed four years of intensive academic, physical and leadership training, Danzer and his 239 classmates received their commissions from President Joe Biden on May 19 in New London, Connecticut.

Ensign Danzer earned NCAA/NEWMAC Academic All-Conference honors during his two years on the Coast Guard men’s varsity swim team and, during an exchange semester at the U.S. Air Force Academy, earned his basic parachutist “jump wings” qualification.

Danzer was also inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society and the Alpha Delta Lambda national honor society for his academic achievements.

Following graduation, Ensign Danzer was assigned as a deck watch officer to USCGC Midgett, a 418-foot National Security Cutter home-ported in Honolulu, Hawaii. Its missions include maritime law enforcement, port and coastal security, search and rescue, environmental protection, counter-terrorism and other military/naval operations.

Ensign Jake Danzer (courtesy photo)