CGF Seattle Awards

Adm. Robert J. Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard; Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, Commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area; Cmdr. Michael B. Zamperini, Executive Officer of Marine Safety Unit Portland, Ore.; Rear Adm. Gary T. Blore, Commander of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District; and Ms. Anne Brengle, President of the Coast Guard Foundation, pose for a picture during the Coast Guard Foundation's 2011 Pacific Northwest Awards Dinner in Seattle on May 25, 2011. Cmdr. Zamperini accepted the award on behalf of Master Chief Machinery Technician Ronny Jackson, who was recognized for his steady leadership, real world problem solving, and base project management skills that made an extraordinary impact on MSU Portland. Some of his achievements included but are not limited to overseeing a $1.7 million project that included roof replacement on three buildings, and badly needed locker room and restroom installation in two buildings; and identify and obtaining the funds for five different self help projects totaling $115,000. By completing these self-help projects, he saved the Coast Guard more than $100,000 in contracting and construction costs. Also recognized was the Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., crew of CG-6503: Lt. Jason A. Bustamente, Lt. Kelly L. Higgins, Aviation Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Samuel H. Allen, and Aviation Survival Technician 3rd Class Michael C. vonBormann. The air crew was recognized for their remarkable teamwork, skilled airmanships, decisive action and courage in the face of a challenging rescue at sea. The crew conducted a nighttime rescue of two people from the 26-foot sailing vessel PIA while battling gale force winds. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Nathan W. Bradshaw.

Adm. Robert J. Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard; Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, Commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area; Cmdr. Michael B. Zamperini, Executive Officer of Marine Safety Unit Portland, Ore.; Rear Adm. Gary T. Blore, Commander of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District; and Ms. Anne Brengle, President of the Coast Guard Foundation, pose for a picture during the Coast Guard Foundation’s 2011 Pacific Northwest Awards Dinner in Seattle on May 25, 2011.

Cmdr. Zamperini accepted the award on behalf of Master Chief Machinery Technician Ronny Jackson, who was recognized for his steady leadership, real world problem solving, and base project management skills that made an extraordinary impact on MSU Portland. Some of his achievements included but are not limited to overseeing a $1.7 million project that included roof replacement on three buildings, and badly needed locker room and restroom installation in two buildings; and identify and obtaining the funds for five different self help projects totaling $115,000. By completing these self-help projects, he saved the Coast Guard more than $100,000 in contracting and construction costs.

Also recognized was the Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., crew of CG-6503: Lt. Jason A. Bustamente, Lt. Kelly L. Higgins, Aviation Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Samuel H. Allen, and Aviation Survival Technician 3rd Class Michael C. vonBormann. The air crew was recognized for their remarkable teamwork, skilled airmanships, decisive action and courage in the face of a challenging rescue at sea. The crew conducted a nighttime rescue of two people from the 26-foot sailing vessel PIA while battling gale force winds.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Nathan W. Bradshaw.


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