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Michael S. Daeffler, M.S.E., P.E., Lieutenant Commander, USCG

LCDR Daeffler graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2008 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Following graduation he served aboard CGC Steadfast (WMEC-623) as the Damage Control Assistant and Electrical Officer. He then attended University of Michigan, where he graduated in April 2012 with degrees in both Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Mechanical Engineering; his research concentrated in robotic control and autonomous vehicles. Following graduate school, LCDR Daeffler was assigned as the Section Chief of the Surface Forces Logistics Center’s Damage Control and Life Saving Equipment Section in BaLCDRimore, Maryland. He coordinated life-cycle management and recapitalization of damage control equipment on board all cutters and updated DC policy and tactics. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Maryland. LCDR Daeffler reported to the USCGA in 2015.


  • M.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering., University of Michigan, May 2012
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, May 2012
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, May 2008

Courses Taught

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Ship Propulsion Design
  • FE Review – Other Disciplines


  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Maryland

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Naval Engineers (Sub-Committee for Continuing Education)

Contact Information

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