Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Nyrel Allen

Service as a Coast Guard flag aide requires poise, attention to detail, expert knowledge of military customs and courtesies and time management skills that few possess. Lt. Nyrel Allen, flag aide to Rear Adm. Richard Gromlich, commander of the Coast Guard 13th District, has those skills and more, much more. Outside of the office, her determination and dedication to the sport of powerlifting resulted in her selection as the Coast Guard Elite Female Athlete of the Year.