Speaker for January 26, 2016 Meeting – Lt. Eric Lunde, Coast Guard Center Charleston

USCG_Charleston_artworksigageThe East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will welcome Lt. Eric Lunde of the Coast Guard Center Charleston as our speaker on Tuesday, January 26th.  The U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests and environment around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and impact is local, regional, national and international. These attributes make the Coast Guard a unique instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship.