Thomas Kiesel
Thomas Kiesel
Year: 2019
Hometown: Point Pleasant, NJ
High School: Point Pleasant Borough High School
Position: Crew

Major: Civil Engineering

Why did you choose to come to the Coast Guard Academy?: I chose to come to the Academy so that I could get a great education, participate in my favorite sport, and eventually earn a commission as an officer in the Coast Guard.

How long have you been sailing? How did you start sailing?: 
I have been sailing for nine years and I started sailing because when I was 10 my dad said that I either had to golf or sail and I missed the deadline to sign up for golf.

What is your favorite thing about the sailing team at Coast Guard?: 
My favorite thing about the sailing team is the family atmosphere and how everyone on the team is willing to go out of their way to help a teammate out.

What other activities/positions/clubs are you involved with on campus?:
Homework, Drama, Bowling, Shoe Shining, Buffing

What are your future sailing plans and career goals after graduation?: 
I plan on continuing to sail as much as possible after graduation. Flight school could be a possibility but that is still a long time from now.

Tell us something that your teammates would be surprised to know about you.
I am a cancer survivor.