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 […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK2 Alex McGarry, Station Ludington, Mich.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex McGarry, a native of Newaygo, Michigan, enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2007. Upon graduating from boot camp, he was assigned to Station St. Ignace, Michigan, where he earned his rating as a machinery technician […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM3 Jordan Clarke, Station Marquette, Mich.

A quick glance at the crew assigned to Coast Guard Station Marquette, Michigan, reveals a unit full of dedicated professionals ready to execute any of the Coast Guard’s missions at a moment’s notice. Among them is Petty Officer 3rd class […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Fireman Justin Zita, Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill.

Coast Guard Fireman Justin Zita, a Darien, Illinois-native, joined the Coast Guard in December 2010.He is currently stationed at Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor, Illinois, where his duties include boat crewman, boarding team member and unit health promotion coordinator.Previously he […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: ME3 Joshua Frazier, Station Milwaukee

Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Frazier is a maritime enforcement specialist temporarily assigned to Coast Guard Station Milwaukee where he has proven himself to be a force multiplier. While normally assigned at Sector Lake Michigan, also located in Milwaukee, he […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: BM3 Jesus Velarde, Station Wilmette Harbor, Ill.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesus Velarde, a Los Angeles-native, joined the Coast Guard in February 2008.  After successful tours at Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 and the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, he reported to his current duty assignment, Station […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: MK2 Trevor Shiel, Coast Guard Station Oswego, N.Y.

The City of Oswego, located on the southern end of Lake Ontario is known as the Port City of Central New York. Its beautiful waterfront is complemented by the maritime theme found throughout the city. Sailing, power boating, and world […]


Great Lakes Shipmate of the Week: Petty Officer 1st Class Ann Marie Borkowski, MSU Chicago

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ann Marie Borkowski, native to Burlington, N.J., is a Marine Science Technician currently station at Marine Safety Unit Chicago, in Willowbrook, Ill., as the Response Division supervisor. Reporting to MSU Chicago, July 2011, Borkowski […]