Michael (Mike) McElwee is the District Captain for the Western Area of District 5 Northern Region, which consists of the central and eastern portions of Pennsylvania with 352 members. The areas range from State College down to Chambersburg, from the Poconos to Lancaster, Northern New Jersey, and everything in between
Mike enrolled in the Auxiliary in 2002, and this year will be his 21st year. He is a member of Flotilla 21-04 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He became interested in joining the Auxiliary while attending a Public Education class in 2002 taught by his parents, Carolyn, and Barry McElwee. He was fortunate to receive The Auxiliary Achievement Medal as well as multiple Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation awards, He is qualified as a Vessel Examiner, Marine Dealer Visitor, and certified coxswain. Past leadership roles included Vice Flotilla Commander, Flotilla Commander, Vice Division Commander, and Division Commander. Mike currently serves as a Flotilla Staff Officer in Diversity, Human Resources, and Operations.
Mike is born and raised in Berks County, Pennsylvania where he currently resides with his wife Mary. He is an inventory control specialist for an electronics firm in Berks County. He attended Penn State University for Hotel and Restaurant management.
Mike will always be appreciative of the mentors he had in his first twenty-one years in the Auxiliary. He looks forward to supporting the Division Commanders and all the Flotillas as needed. His hope is that through his leadership and mentoring of other leaders he can help shape the future of the United State Coast Guard Auxiliary.