Rear Admiral Louis L. Zumstein became Commander of the First Coast Guard District in June 1981. He came to the First District from Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, where he served as Chief, Office of Research and Development. Prior to those duties, he was Chief, Public and International Affairs, also in Washington. Zumstein was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in 1978.
Before moving to Washington, RADM Zumstein was Chief of the Operations Division of the Seventh District in Miami. He was assigned the post in 1976 after ten months as that district’s Chief of the Engineering Division. In 1972 Zumstein was promoted to the rank of Captain while serving as Commanding Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He was assigned to the Air Station after serving 3 years as the Assistant Chief, Aeronautical Engineering Division, Coast Guard Headquarters.
A native of Auburn, New York, Rear Admiral Zumstein holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Science Degree from Purdue University.
Since graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, in 1951, he has served in a variety of assignments including Executive Officer of the Cutter Blackthorn. Rear Admiral Zumstein has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, among others.
The Admiral is married to the former Anne Delores S. of Savannah, Georgia. They have three children: Louis Arthur, Patricia Anne, and Paige Adams. The Zumsteins reside in Beverly, Massachusetts.