Massachuesetts House of Representatives David Vieira, Camp Edwards Garrison Commander Col. Patrick Keefe, Petty Officer 1st Class Jessica Bonham, Massachusetts Air National Guard Brig. Gen. James LeFavor and Lt. Cmdr. Jesse Webster pose for a photo after the 2017 Annual Cape Cod Military Support Foundation Award in Cape Cod, Mass., Nov. 4, 2017. Bonham was presented with an award plaque, official citation, monetary award and a copy of the formal program for her diligence in representing the Coast Guard's core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Charlie Fields.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Jessica Bonham

The Cape Cod Military Support Foundation Inc. and the Otis Civilian Advisory Council hosted the 2017 Annual Military Awards Banquet where junior members for each agency were recognized for their outstanding contribution to Joint Base Cape Cod. This year, Port Security 301 nominated Petty Officer 1st Class Jessica Bonham for her outstanding service to the JBCC community and the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve forces.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK2 Nancy Wilson

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Nancy Wilson witnessed the accident as she was headed north on the same highway June 7, 2017. She immediately pulled over and stayed with the injured motorist until paramedics arrived. Her career has largely been spent behind a desk, but her willingness to act in the face of uncertainty, discomfort and danger is likely why she joined the service in the first place.

One with nature: SK2 Cody Kemp

While the wilderness has taught Kemp a valuable lesson in being prepared, his job teaches him lessons on a daily basis. As a storekeeper, Kemp must be able to adapt quickly to new and continually changing Coast Guard environments.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Tara Canny

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Tara Canny

“Do your job and do it to the best of your ability,” advised Canny. “Whether you’re specializing in property, procurement or reconciliation – be the best storekeeper you can be. Be creative and innovative in your field of expertise, and make it your own.”

Petty Officer 3rd Class Noel Cordero poses for a photo while transiting through the Grenville Channel in British Columbia, Canada. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dale Arnould.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK2 Noel Cordero

Military leadership is often perceived as those who hold a high rank, part of a command staff, who foster the development of their junior members to one day become leaders themselves. But as with Coast Guardsmen like Petty Officer 2nd Class Noel Cordero, a junior member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley, a good leader can come from any rank.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Zane Galbert

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Zane Galbert

Goodwill gestures have a funny way of growing sometimes, and what one person does on a lark can resonate and inspire people around them, bring them together and positively affect a change. Galbert could have been content with picking some junk up with a couple friends, though that wasn’t good enough for him.

Shape the future: SKCS George Bou

A great Company Commander is someone who is willing and actually able to give what they would demand of the recruits, someone who enjoys coaching and mentoring. Someone that is driven and can work with large group of people with a certain degree of autonomy. Clock-punchers need not apply!

Mr. Reedy

Artist’s sketchbook: Who’s who

Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy are currently supporting scientific research in the dynamic waters of the north on their Arctic West Summer 2013 deployment. So far you’ve seen what it takes to get underway, the ship’s routine and even the Board of Lies. For this edition of the sketchbook, we’re sharing the faces behind the mission.

Guardian of the Week – SK1 Brooke Hall

So much of the Coast Guard revolves around protecting people and saving lives. We often tell those stories here, and many of our past Guardians of the Week have performed some amazing rescues.  But many of those rescues are only […]