Katie Heckman, Lieutenant, USCG

LT Katie Heckman (nee Schumacher) graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Her first tour was as Student Engineer and Auxiliary Division Officer on U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WHEC-726) based out of Seattle, Washington. From 2014 until 2015, she attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering. From 2016 until 2019, she was stationed at the Civil Engineering Unit in Cleveland, working first in the Regional Execution Branch as a Construction Project Manager and second in the Tactical Operations Product Line.

She lives in New London with her husband, Kevin.


  • M.S.C.E., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, December 2015
  • B.S.C.E., U.S. Coast Guard Academy, May 2012

Courses Taught

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Soil Mechanics Lab

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Member

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