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District 9

District Commander’s Page

Welcome to District 9 , covering the lower peninsula of Michigan and a piece or NE Indiana.  Michigan has a wealth of inland lakes as well as being surrounded by Great lakes. Our members have all types of boating interests from kayakers to large cruisers; come join any of our squadrons for education as well as social events. We have a wealth of information to help you be more confident on the water and we have fun doing it.



D/C Al Schwaller JN-CN

Al joined USPS in April 1975 and has 30 Merit Marks.

He was a squadron commander of the Birmingham Power Squadron and was commander 2 times at the Detroit Power Squadron. Due to the COVID issues he was D9 Secretary for 3 years then Administrative Officer followed by being the Executive Officer.

Holding many squadron and district positions Al has been a very active member of the America’s Boating Club.

Looking forward to being the America’s Boating Club District 9 Commander in 2023-2024