Superior man takes command of Twin Ports Coast Guard Auxiliary FlotillaDan Knight of Superior took command of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 30-04 on Jan. 1.
Dan Knight of Superior took command of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 30-04 on Jan. 1. The unit is based at Coast Guard Station Duluth, and protects and educates boaters in the Twin Ports region.
Knight is a retired Navy officer who began his nautical life during the Vietnam war. He earned a Silver Star and Purple Heart in that conflict. Along with serving in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Dan is also active as a volunteer at the Bong Heritage Center and member of the American Legion.
Knight will be assisted in his new leadership role by vice flotilla commander and chief of staff Dave Anderson. Anderson is a meteorologist with the Northland’s NewsCenter and a meteorology instructor at Lake Superior College.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is known as “America’s Volunteer Guardians.” Members of the Auxiliary are unpaid assistants who help with the Coast Guard’s civil missions. These include vessel examinations, safe boating classes, anti-pollution and safety patrols, port security, and search and rescue.
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 30-04 meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Coast Guard Station Duluth. Membership is open to people ages 17 and older.