Coast Guard Cmdr. Warren Judge, executive officer of Base Elizabeth City, N.C., poses for a photograph outside the command building on base, Aug. 10, 2017. Judge was selected as the 2017 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award recipient for his volunteer work with local youth organizations and his role in solidifying a memorandum of agreement between the base and Elizabeth City State University. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Cmdr. Warren Judge

Cmdr. Warren Judge was recently awarded the 2017 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service award, an honor bestowed annually on one Coast Guardsman whose leadership and service are deemed inspirational. Judge attributes the success of his educational endeavors to the network of role models and mentors who have supported him throughout his career and works to pay that back by being a strong mentor and role model to those he guides as a leader.

Boatswains among birds β€” the secret salts of Elizabeth City

Perhaps the best kept boat station secret in the Mid-Atlantic region lies nestled within the largest Coast Guard facility in the country, at Base Elizabeth City in Eastern North Carolina. Station Elizabeth City is easy to pass without realizing it’s there, located in an unassuming off-white building that looks like part of the neighboring air station complex.