Coast Guard Air Station Commander receives special honor

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What do Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, former NBA superstar Michael Jordan, WNBA standout Swin Cash, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Wesley Clark, and Commanding Officer of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit Cmdr. Daniel J. Travers all have in common?

They are all members of the Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) Alumni Hall of Fame.

Cmdr. Travers receives his BGCA Alumni Hall of Fame plaque from Grammy award-winning artist and ceremony emcee Ashanti. USCG photo by Petty Officer David Schuhlein, USCG PADET New York.

Cmdr. Travers was inducted into the BGCA Alumni Hall of Fame during a May 12, 2010, ceremony in New York City. Travers joined the Marlborough, Mass., Boys Club in 1975 and was named the Boys & Girls Club of America‘s Massachusetts Youth of the Year in 1984.

“Clearly, the Club helped me become the person I am today,” said Travers. “A leader in the Coast Guard and my community.”

The 2010 inductions marked the 20th anniversary of the BGCA’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Also inducted with Travers was Cathy Hughes, Founder/CEO of Radio One; Ben Gazzara, Actor; Francisco Sanchez, U.S. Undersecretary for International Trade; “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Boxing Champion; and Michael Bell, Mayor of Toledo, Ohio.

The Ninth Coast Guard District would like to say BRAVO ZULU to Cmdr. Travers for your recognition, your leadership, and your contributions to your community.