Gregory Gaskel
Gregory Gaskel
Year: 2020
Hometown: Monroe, NJ
Major: Operations Research & Computer Analysis

Why did you choose the Coast Guard Academy?

I want to serve my country as an officer and be on the water while doing it. I also want to be involved in helping to save lives, as well as sailing here at the Academy.

How long have you been sailing? Did you play any other sports in high school?

I have been sailing recreationally since I was very young. My dad is very into sailing and has been his whole life. I want to get into racing to become more competitive and be a better sailor.

What do you look forward to the most this upcoming sports season at Coast Guard?

I’m looking forward to learning all about the J/70’s, Colgates, and really looking forward to spending some time aboard the Leadership 44’s.

What is the achievement, sailing or otherwise, that you are most proud of?

I’m an Eagle Scout and I’m most proud of the community service work completed over the years through the program.

Tell us something that your teammates would be surprised to know about you?

I can solve a Rubix Cube in less than a minute or at least I could before arriving before R-Day.