MK2 Pearson

Shipmate of the Week – MK2 Josh Pearson

Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Pearson is a machinery technician, one of the Coast Guard’s largest enlisted ratings. As a machinery technician, Pearson is a leader and manager, with a breadth of knowledge in all areas of machinery operation and maintenance. Pearson, alongside his engineering team, discovered the seas were so large, the bottom of the cutter was being exposed to air – either from excessive side-to-side rocking or when becoming airborne over the crest of a wave.


Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish joined police, fire and environmental protection officials from the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in an exercise aimed at protecting the island of Manhattan from a potential terrorist attack by water. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Annie R. Berlin.

Coast Guard stops mock dirty bomb from entering New York City

Later this year, America will observe the 10th anniversary of the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks. The events of that day forever changed the way the Coast Guard conducts its missions and ushered in a new era of cooperation between law […]