MEET JACK    

 

 

LCDR Jack A. Eckert (1971 Photo) Photo by Navy Times 6/71

 

I was born November 10, 1931 and grew up in both Nashotah and Waukesha, Wisconsin. I entered the U.S. Coast Guard as an immature 17 year old. In 1951 my enlistment was involuntarily extended. I got out in June of 1952 and went nowhere. I re-entered in 1955 and stayed in until I retired in 1975. In June of 1961 I graduated from OCS as an Ensign. My enlisted service was in the Engineman rating.

I served at various times and in various capacities on Merrimac River LBSTA, Portsmouth Harbor LBSTA, Sturgeon Bay LBSTA, Pilot Island LTSTA, Milwaukee Breakwater LTSTA, CGC McCulloch, CGC Evergreen, CGC Fredrick Lee, CGC Mackinaw, CGC Escanaba, and CGC Cook Inlet. I served brief periods on the CGC Casco, CGC Chambers and the CGC Yakutat. I was an Instructor at the Groton Engineman School, on duty with the Navy at the Philadelphia Damage Control School at the Navy Yard, Western Area Operational Evaluation Division, Naval Engineering Division at Headquarters, Pacific Area Ship Training Detachment Three and Group San Francisco.

Upon retirement I returned to Wisconsin and worked initially for Wisconsin Electric Power as both an operations, and a construction supervisor. I did expatriate work for General Physics Corporation in Egypt and for Aqua Chem, Inc at many sites throughout the world. I also taught at Milwaukee Area Technical College and worked for Campbell's Soup Co. in Chicago. I formed Training Associates in 1989 and did contract training work, foreign and domestic for several years before I retired. I served as an elected Alderman in Port Washington for three terms and presently am serving my sixth term on the Ozaukee County Board of Supervisors.

I have a wife, three sons, two daughter-in-laws, 8 grandchildren, and 3 EX daughter-in-laws.

I am a life member and director of the Coast Guard Sea Veterans of America

That's all - There ain't no more!

Jack  - (2001 Photo) Photo By Bill Shannon IV, Ozaukee Press 4/12/01

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