AMT1 LaGarde

Shipmate of the Week – AMT1 Pablo LaGarde

As an aviation maintenance technician, Petty Officer 1st Class Pablo LaGarde keeps a fleet of airplanes equipped to execute demanding missions. Assigned to Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., LaGarde performs a multitude of tasks from metalsmithing and inspections to tire changes and repairs. For LaGarde, Semper Paratus usually involves keeping the Coast Guard airborne. But one summer’s day, LaGarde found himself ready to save a life off duty.