Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Haworth, auxiliary division member aboard Cutter Northland in Portsmouth, Va., poses for a photo in front of the cutter on Base Portsmouth, May 24, 2018. Haworth received the Coast Guard's MCPO Pearl Faurie Leadership Award at the 2018 Joint Women's Leadership Symposium in San Diego, June 21, 2018, and was recognized for her impactful leadership both on and off the cutter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cheryl Dixon.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MK2 Elizabeth Haworth

Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Haworth was recently recognized with the Master Chief Petty Officer Pearl Faurie Inspiration Leadership award at the 2018 Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium in San Diego. Haworth is a leader, a mentor and a teacher. In her spare time, whether at homeport or on port calls, Haworth is an avid volunteer with local communities and president of the unit’s Leadership Diversity Advisory Council.


Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Leilani Cale-Jones, Lt. Cmdr. Carrie McKinney and Vice Commandant Adm. Charles Michel stand for a photo during a Diversity Recognition Awards lunch at the Sea Service Leadership Association Joint Women's Symposium in Norfolk, Va., June 16, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: 2017 Diversity Recognition Award recipients

Each year the Sea Service Leadership Association Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium brings together service women and men, decision makers, policy influencers and thought leaders to address global, military challenges and encourage and strengthen the leadership development of veterans. On June 15, 2017, the SSLA hosted an awards luncheon honoring a couple of our own Coast Guard service members for their exemplary leadership and accomplishments in advancing diversity and inclusion within the Coast Guard.


Honor Respect Devotion to Duty

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Cmdr. Heidi Koski, Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Cruz

The Capt. Dorothy Stratton Leadership Award and the MCPO Pearl Faurie Leadership Award were established in 2001 to recognize women who demonstrate exceptional leadership. Lt. Cmdr. Heidi Koski and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley Cruz were the 2016 recipients of the awards, respectively. The awards were presented at the Sea Service Leadership Association’s 29th Annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium.


Shipmate of the Week – LCDR Erin Williams

Located on the northeast tip of Prince William Sound, Alaska, is a city with an average annual snowfall of 30 feet – the most of any community at sea level in North America. This city is Valdez and is home to […]