Coast Guard Shipmate of the Week: Matthew Major, Detroit

The Coast Guard Certificate of Merit is awarded to recognize significant endeavors such as displaying initiative in advancing one or more of the Coast Guard’s missions and responsibilities. Matthew Major was awarded the Certificate of Merit for his courageous actions […]


Great Lakes Shipmates of the Week: BM2 Peter Brown and BM2 Evan Beavers, Coast Guard Station Harbor Beach, Michigan

The 9th line of the Coast Guard Creed states: I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the community in which I live. This doesn’t mean just saving lives, it means changing the lives of those in the community […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Zoran Pedisic, Lake Superior Warehousing Company

The Silver Lifesaving Medal was created by congress in 1874 and is awarded to people who endanger their own lives while saving or attempting to save another from drowning, a shipwreck or other perils of the water. Zoran Pedisic risked […]


Coast Guard Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Stanek, Sector Detroit

For Lt. Cmdr. Gerald D. Stanek, dedication and professionalism are second nature. So when it came time to nominate candidates for the 2014 Capt. John G. Witherspoon Inspirational Leadership Award, Stanek was an obvious choice who went on to win […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: FN Jaiden Gray, Coast Guard Station Oswego, New York

At Coast Guard Station Oswego, New York, there are many crew members that embody the core values of our service, but none more than Fireman Jaiden Gray. Gray has proven herself to be a dedicated and hard charging shipmate, whose […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Coast Guard Ice Rescue Trainer Course Instructors, Essexville, Mich.

A team of five instructors led by Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Abold delivered the Coast Guard’s Ice Rescue Trainer Course this winter at the National Ice Rescue School in Essexville, Michigan.   This is the third season of delivery of […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM2 Christopher Dominguez, Station Rochester, N.Y.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Dominguez, a boatswain mate and El Paso, Texas, native joined the Coast Guard in September 2006. After completing recruit basic training, he received orders to Coast Guard Cutter Chase, homeported in San Diego, where he […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Week: Petty Officer 2rd Class Alexander J. Caldwell, Station Frankfort, Mich.

Nestled on the Northwest lower-peninsula of Michigan, the City of Frankfort is a true sportsman’s paradise and shares a rich tradition in Great Lakes maritime history. Covering over 60 miles of shoreline, including the Manitou Islands, Coast Guard Station Frankfort is responsible […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Seaman Meleah Bainbridge, Aids to Navigation Team Buffalo, N.Y.

Mt Vernon, Ohio native, Seaman Maleah Bainbridge, reported aboard Aids to Navigation Team Buffalo from recruit basic training, June 2010. She worked hard to quickly become qualified as an aids to navigation crewmember aboard the station’s two boats. She then […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Fireman Joshua E. Seiltz, STANT Kenosha, Wis.

Fireman Joshua E. Seiltz, a Wisconsin native, reported to Station – Aids-to-Navigation Team Kenosha, Wisconsin from recruit basic training in January 2012.From his first day at the STANT, Seiltz showed a dedication and initiative that far exceeded that expected of […]


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