Laura K. Holveck, M.A. I.O.P, Lieutenant Commander, USCG

cga badge LCDR Holveck reported to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in August 2019. Her current position is an Organizational Behavior and Leadership instructor for sophomores in the Management Department. Originally from Sturbridge, MA, LCDR Holveck entered the Coast Guard in July 1997 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA). After graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research, she served as a Deck Watch Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SPENCER (WMEC-905), Boston, MA from 2001-2003. From there she was selected to attend Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, FL from 2003- 2005 where she was winged as a Naval rotary wing aviator. LCDR Holveck was assigned to Air Station Miami from 2005 – 2008 where she flew the Dolphin Helicopter, MH65 and deployed to the Windward Pass. From 2008 to 2012, LCDR Holveck was assigned to Air Station Atlantic City. There she additionally qualified as a Rotary Wing Air Intercept Aircraft Commander. During this tour, she deployed frequently to the National Capitol Region to fulfill operations for NORTHCOM. Upon completion of her tour in Atlantic City, LCDR Holveck attended the Company Officer Leadership Studies program at University of New Haven from 2012 to 2013 and earned a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Following her graduate program LCDR Holveck served as the Alfa Company Officer at USCGA from 2013 to 2015 where she oversaw the development of 125 cadets. She then transitioned to the position of Regimental Officer, serving as the senior company officer and team lead for 16 company officers and company chiefs, while also mentoring the cadet Regimental Staff of eight to twelve cadets. From 2017 to 2019, LCDR Holveck served as the Midgrade Officer and Civilian Transition Course 2 School Chief at the Leadership Development Center. She was responsible for the planning, execution, and delivery of two 22 week convenings annually, delivered to 96 Coast Guard military and civilian members. She additionally helped deliver other leadership courses such as the Midgrade Officer and Civilian Transition Course 1, Senior Leadership Principles and Skills, and the Team Leader and Facilitator courses. LCDR Holveckā€™s personal military decorations include the Coast Guard Commendation Medals (Operational Distinguishing) (2), Coast Guard Achievement Medals (Operational Distinguishing) (2). LCDR Holveck currently resides in Pawcatuck, CT with her husband, LCDR Crist Holveck, (ret). They have three children: Meagan, Kathryn, and Liberty. When not working, LCDR Holveck enjoys boating, skiing, camping, and exercising.


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