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Guardian of the Week – CDR Matthew Meilstrup

Friday, October 29, 2010

CDR Matt Meilstrup

“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Our Guardian of the Week is this year’s Captain David H. Jarvis Inspirational Leadership Award winner. […]

Guardian of the Week – BM1 John Costabile

Friday, October 22, 2010

Munro Award

Our Guardian of the Week is a stellar shipmate aboard the CGC Campbell, where the crew, from the captain down, admire him for his leadership and expertise.  BM1 John Costabile has proven his worth there time and time again. “BM1 […]

Guardian of the Week – Mr. David Condino

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mr. Condino

Co-authored by LCDR Kevin Lynn When David Condino started working with the U.S. Coast Guard in 2007, he had little idea that he would soon tackle some of the most important maritime environmental issues in the world. Condino, a civilian employee […]

Guardian of the Week – The crew of the Amy Julie

Friday, October 8, 2010

Silver Medal Plaque

Last week, the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) held its annual award ceremony and awarded the Gold AFRAS medal to Aviation Survival Technician First Class Pepe Carire.   This week the Compass brings you the story of the AFRAS […]

Guardian of the Week – AST1 Salvador Carire

Friday, October 1, 2010

AST1 Carire

The Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) held its annual award ceremony Thursday, and Aviation Survival Technician First Class Salvador “Pepe” Carire, who risked his life to save a fisherman at sea, was awarded the AFRAS Gold Medal for his […]

Guardian of the Week – AMT3 Kelly Dunn

Friday, September 24, 2010

AMT3 Dunn

In air station hangars across the country, hidden below a C-130 aircraft servicing the break system, or high above the fuselage of a helicopter repairing rotor blades, you will find an aviation maintenance technician (AMT). AMTs, or flight mechanics, are […]

Guardian of the Week – ME2 Nick Antis

Friday, September 17, 2010

ME2 Antis and Ryder

Post co-authored by LT Bryan Burkhalter, executive officer of Marine Safety and Security Team (MSST) Los Angeles/Long Beach Executing missions in the Coast Guard requires extensive teamwork and partnership, and for Petty Officer Second Class Nick Antis his partnership comes […]

Guardian of the Week – AST2 Lake Downham

Friday, September 10, 2010

AST2 Lake Downham

What would your best day look like? For the hundreds of special needs children along the New Jersey coastline, their “best day” is spent with Aviation Survival Technician Second Class David “Lake” Downham and the dozens of volunteers of Best […]

Guardian of the Week – LT Wayne Miller

Friday, September 3, 2010

“Other Coasties would have done the same,” said LT Kenneth “Wayne” Miller as he reflected on his rescue of a man trapped in a vehicle fire. On July 16, Miller, one of the thousands of reservists who have been called […]

Guardian of the Week – Master Chief Steven Hearn

Friday, August 27, 2010

Master Chief Hearn

Do you think you are a “salty” member of the United States Coast Guard? Well think again. How about 22 years, 2 months and 15 days of sea time; that is what it would take to be considered the “saltiest,” […]

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