CGC Stratton

USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752)

"We Can't Afford Not To"


Commanding Officer
Coast Guard Island
Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 508-2176

Selena Jordan and OSC Kristin Barwick



Captain Brian C. Krautler

KrautlerCAPT Brian C. Krautler most recently served as Chief, Personnel Division for Coast Guard Pacific Area. This division provides personnel and administrative support to the units and people who serve under the Pacific Area Commander, including 13,000 active duty, reserve, civilian and auxiliary personnel.

A Permanent Cutterman with over 12 years of sea service, CAPT Krautler’s most recent afloat tour was aboard USCGC MUNRO, where he served as Executive Officer. Previous afloat tours include service aboard the Coast Guard Cutters BASSWOOD, SASSAFRAS, WALNUT and BRISTOL BAY (with Aids to Navigation Barge 12001). In addition, he served as Commanding Officer of Cutters KATMAI BAY, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan and HICKORY, in Homer, Alaska.

CAPT Krautler previously served as Executive Officer of Training Center Cape May, the Coast Guard’s sole accession point for enlisted personnel. Other shore tours included: a training tour to qualify as a Coast Guard Diver at the US Naval Dive and Salvage Training Center, Officer in Charge of MSST 91103 DET1, one of the Coast Guard’s first deployable domestic security detachments, and Assistant Professor of English and Head Coach of the Men’s Lacrosse Team at the US Coast Guard Academy.

CAPT Krautler earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, with High Honors, from the US Coast Guard Academy.  He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Humanities (Literature) from California State University, a Master of Arts Degree in English from the University of Massachusetts and has completed the Air Command and Staff College Distance Learning Program through the US Air Force Air University. CAPT Krautler is a USCG Master Training Specialist as well as a licensed professional mariner, holding a USCG Master’s License for motor vessels up to 1600 Gross Registered Tons in both Ocean and Near Coastal routes.

CAPT Krautler’s military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal and other unit and service awards that represent the extraordinary efforts of the crews he has been fortunate to serve with.

CAPT Krautler is married to Andrea Ramsay Krautler.  The Krautlers have two children: Kate and James.


Commander Amy Lockwood

LockwoodCommander Amy Lockwood is from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She’s a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where she earned a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation she worked as a Project Manager for the City of Nashville Public Works Department, and in 2005 she was commissioned as an Ensign through the Coast Guard Direct Commission Officer Program.

Commander Lockwood’s first assignment was to Naval Engineering Support Unit in Boston, Massachusetts as a Port Engineer. Her first afloat assignment was onboard cutter SPENCER (WMEC 905) where she served as the Damage Control Assistant and subsequent afloat assignments included Engineer Officer of DECISIVE (WMEC 629) in Pascagoula, Mississippi and Engineer Officer on WAESCHE (WMSL 751) homeported in Alameda, CA.

While not at sea, Commander Lockwood’s assignments included Availability Project Management Section Chief for the Ice Breaker, Construction Tender Product Line and Senior Port Engineer for CGC HEALY in Seattle, WA. In 2022, CDR Lockwood returned to Alameda, CA as the Executive Officer on to CGC STRATTON (WMSL 752).

Commander Lockwood holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a certified Project Management Professional. Her awards include a Meritorious Service Medal, three Commendation Medals, three Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, various unit awards and the Permanent Cutterman’s insignia. She enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and traveling.


BMC Luis M. Carreno