Daniel Winter
Daniel Winter
Year: 2016
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
High School: Ocean Lakes High School
Position: Crew

Major: Operations Research

Why did you choose to come to the Coast Guard Academy? I wanted to do something significant with my life and serving my country was at the top of my list.

How long have you been sailing? How did you start sailing? I've grown up on the water and have sailed recreationally for years, but this is my first year sailing competitively.

What is your favorite thing about the sailing team at Coast Guard? The real interest our top sailors take in helping their teammates improve.

What other activities/positions/clubs are you involved with on campus? Ski and Snowboard Club

What is the sailing achievement that you are most proud of? Joining this team.

What are your future sailing plans and career goals after graduation? I want to be comfortable in my skills enough to handle my own boat in a race or off-shore trip. I hope to attend graduate school for a MBA graduate engineering degree, and I plan to stay in the Coast Guard as long as I enjoy it.

Tell us something that your teammates would be surprised to know about you. I play the piano, guitar, and harmonica.