Chris Mohnke: Learning To Be A Leader In The Coast Guard
Chris Mohnke, a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, left the Coast Guard earlier this year as a Lieutenant junior grade after five years of service.
He learned to be a leader, met his best friends in the Coast Guard.
“It’s hard to gauge how much the service has changed me as a person because up until very recently my entire adult life has been in the Coast Guard,” he said.
Mohnke chose to serve in the Coast Guard for the humanitarian aspect. He also says he learned leadership skills he wouldn’t have gotten at that age outside of the service.
Mohnke was interviewed by CLCV team member and U.S. Coast Guard active duty Lieutenant Ariana Pourmonir. Read more about Veterans' Stories: Project 412 and its participating team members.