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Christopher Cart, M.S.E., P.E., Lieutenant Commander, USCG

Christopher CartLCDR Cart is a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. After graduation, he first reported to the USCGC Mohawk, home-ported in Key West, Florida as a student engineer. In 2008, he assumed duties as the Executive Officer of USCGC Drummond in Miami Beach. Starting in 2010, LCDR Cart attended the University of Michigan, earning graduate degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation in 2012, he was assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

As a member of the Medium Endurance Cutter Product Line, LCDR Cart was responsible for the maintenance and repair of 27 major cutters. Most notably, he served as the Port Engineer for USCG Barque Eagle during a significant service life extension project, supervising the major hull and habitability restoration project. In 2015, LCDR Cart assumed duties as the Engineer Officer on-board USCGC Steadfast in Astoria, Oregon, where he earned his designation as a permanent Coast Guard Cutterman. LCDR is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland, and holds Department of Homeland Security certifications as a Systems Engineer and Program Manager. LCDR Cart joined the faculty at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in the fall of 2017.


  • M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012
  • M.S.E., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012
  • B.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 2006

Courses Taught

  • Ships and Maritime Systems
  • Mechanisms
  • Machine Design
  • Principles of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Design
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review
  • Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project Advisor


  • Captain Charles A. McAllister Memorial Award, 2006
  • American Society of Naval Engineers Student Award, 2006

Professional Memberships

  • Professional Engineer, State of Maryland
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)

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