Chief Petty Officer Greg Rogers, a reservist boatswain's mate, stands next to his wife at a Coast Guard function in Buffalo, New York, summer of 2018. Rogers received the 2018 Reservist McShan Inspirational Leadership Award. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Great Lakes, Leadership

Chief Petty Officer Greg Rogers, a Coast Guard Reserve boatswains mate out of Station Buffalo, New York, received the 2018 McShan Inspirational Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership. Every year the Coast Guard awards a chief petty officer – active […]


USCG and CCG work together to assist a vessel through an icy waterway.

Great Lakes Ice-Breaking is a Team Effort

The Ninth District is proud to be part of the team effort meeting the challenge of a record season in Great Lakes ice-breaking operations. Working with the Canadian Coast Guard and members of the shipping industry throughout the region, our […]


Immersion suits hang for crew use in case of emergency. Coast Guard inspectors discovered improper repairs to immersion suits, which make them unsafe for crew use. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Safety First: Your life depends on it

Marine inspectors from Sector Detroit and Marine Safety Detachment Sturgeon Bay discovered immersion suits with improper repairs to the gloves, a general lack of servicing documentation, and suits that were beyond 10-years-old with no inflation tests. The major function of […]