Seaman Brandon Gannon manages the cutter boat lowering detail as the only qualified boat deck captain aboard Coast Guard Cutter Active, Oct. 7, 2017. Gannon is the lead seaman aboard and manages about 10 people. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Seaman Brandon Gannon

He’s been in the U.S. Coast Guard for just under two years and already, Seaman Brandon Gannon is leading others on the Washington-based Coast Guard Cutter Active. Gannon is patiently waiting to go to Aviation Maintenance Technician “A” school and while he’s waiting, he’s setting the standard by challenging himself as a leader.