Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Crocker stands for a photo upon receiving the International Ice Patrol's Enlisted Person of the Year award in New London, Conn. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MST3 Jennifer Crocker

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Crocker, a marine science technician at the International Ice Patrol unit in New London, Connecticut, serves as a role model to her peers through dedication, leadership and professionalism. Crocker was recently named the IIP’s Enlisted Person of the Year for her outstanding representation of the service to local schools as well as coordinating memorials for several historically significant events.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Enlisted Persons of the Year

The Enlisted Person of the Year program recognizes exemplary men and women from the active and reserve enlisted workforce who reflect the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. Seaman Gregory W. Jacquet is recognized as the 2016 Enlisted Person of the Year – Active Duty Component – and Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole K. Cimino is recognized as the 2016 Enlisted Person of the Year – Reserve Component.


Petty Officer Wilton 'Butch' Terry, a reservist from Port Security 309, was recently selected as the 2015 Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year for the Reserve Component. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MK1 Wilton ‘Butch’ Terry

For 75 years, Coast Guard Reserve members have served alongside the active duty force in every major conflict or crisis this nation has faced. Every year, one dedicated member of the Coast Guard Reserve is selected as the top performer through the enlisted person of the year program. For 2015, the honor was awarded to Petty Officer 1st Class Wilton “Butch” Terry.


BM2 Evan Ward

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: BM2 Evan Ward

The Coast Guard prides itself on the professionalism of the men and women in its ranks. Once a year, a member of the Coast Guard is selected as the top performer in the service for the active duty element through the enlisted person of the year program. For 2015, the active-duty honor was awarded to Petty Officer 2nd Class Evan Ward.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MEC Ryan Olson

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MEC Ryan Olson

Petty Officer First Class Ryan M. Olson, a maritime enforcement specialist with Port Security Unit 313 based in Everett, Washington, received a special call on a typical day where he was balancing operational and administrative duties. On the other end of the line was Master Chief Petty Officer Eric Johnson, chief of reserve forces.


Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year

Shipmate of the Week – AETC Travis Cutler

Honor. Respect. Devotion to duty. For Coast Guard members, these are more than just simple words, they are core values. As Chief Petty Officer Travis Cutler advanced through the ranks, these words shaped his daily actions and became a way of life. Cutler’s embodiment of the Coast Guard’s core values, strength of character and leadership abilities have earned him the title of Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year. As a result of this selection, Cutler was meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer in a ceremony held today in Washington, D.C.


AMTC Brevik

Shipmate of the Week – AMTC Troy Brevik

Situated on the western edge of Alaska’s Baranof Island is the seaside town of Sitka, home to Coast Guard Air Station Sitka. The men and women stationed here are responsible for executing missions in Southeast Alaska’s 12,000 miles of jagged […]


Commandant honors Enlisted Persons of the Year

The 2009 Active Duty and Reserve Enlisted Persons of the Year, MST1 Carrie l. Grady and ME1 Christopher M. Pupo, were honored today at an award ceremony at Ft. Lesley McNair.

Both were meritoriously advanced to Chief Petty Officer as recognition for their contributions to the Coast Guard and it’s personnel.