Honor Respect Devotion to Duty: Stuart Image

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Kenneth Stuart

Ken Stuart, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England’s Lead Command Center Controller, has served with distinction, committed himself in his daily work, and championed workplace improvements throughout his 34-year Coast Guard Career. His outstanding efforts and results made him not only a candidate, but ultimately the recipient of the 2016 George R. Putnam Inspirational Leadership Award. Named after the first commissioner of the Lighthouse Service, the George R. Putnam Inspirational Leadership Award is a prestigious national award that recognizes a Coast Guard civilian employee who exemplifies the Coast Guard’s leadership philosophy, principles, and core values.


Station Sandy Hook

Something to be thankful for

The head-high sand dunes flanking the road to Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook were a part of the beach prior to Hurricane Sandy. When Coast Guard crews finally returned to the facility, they found damage familiar to many along the coasts of New Jersey and New York; buildings and homes flooded by the storm surge, waterside facilities wrenched out of place and a daunting work list standing between them and their duty to protect American citizens. Petty Officer 1st Class James P. Cashin, a member of the engineering support team, paces between the rumble of a diesel generator and the conversation and echoing bustle of the gutted station.


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Southwest Harbor, Maine

UPDATE: The 2nd paragraph under “Learning from the Environment” section has been change to correct the amount of the College of the Atlantic grant from $4,483 to $48,000. Coast Guard Sector Field Office Southwest Harbor, Maine, a sub-unit of Sector […]