Inception of the Hopley Yeaton awards for cutters, cutter crews

The Capt. Hopley Yeaton Cutter Excellence Award will be presented to one large cutter (210 ft and above), and one small cutter (175 ft and below). All cutters are eligible, including those in pre-commissioning or commission-special status. The Capt. Hopley Yeaton Superior Cutterman Award will recognize one officer and one enlisted member from across the fleet who best exemplify the cutterman spirit and Yeaton’s legacy.