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Pacific Area Awards Dinner
Pacific A r e a Awa r ds Di nner
thur sday, a pr il 25, 2013 • sa n fr a ncisco
coast guard foundation
Fallen Heroes
Scholarship Fund
photo by mike kittrell
For those who made the greatest
sacrifice, your help is needed.
With your support, the Coast Guard Foundation provides scholarships
to benefit the children and dependents of Coast Guard personnel who
make the ultimate sacrifice and perish in the line of duty.
For more information, visit www.CoastGuardFoundation.org.
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welcome to The
Coast Guard Foundation
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thursday, april 25, 2013
san francisco
Thank you for joining us in supporting the
men and women of the United States Coast Guard.
Your support of their efforts is critical to our success,
and we thank you for your generosity.
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presentation of colors
Base Alameda Color Guard
national anthem
United States Coast Guard Band Brass Quintet
Welcome & america’s cup previeW
Mr. Gary Jobson
Master of Ceremonies
Welcoming remarKs
Michael Nerney
Dinner Committee Chairman
invocation
Captain Robert Marshall, USN
Pacific Area Chaplain
dinner
remarKs
Vice Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, USCG
Pacific Area Commander
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Keynote speaKer
Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG
Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
service medley
United States Coast Guard Band Brass Quintet
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admiral robert j. papp, jr.
Commandant
United States Coast Guard
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dmiral robert j. papp, jr. assumed the duties of the 24th Commandant of the United
States Coast Guard on May 25, 2010. He leads the largest component of the Department
of Homeland Security (DHS), comprised of 42,000 active duty, 8,200 Reserve, 8,000
civilian and 31,000 volunteer Auxiliarists.
The Coast Guard is “Semper
Paratus” — Always Ready — to use
its distinctive blend of military,
humanitarian and law enforcement capabilities to save lives and
property at sea, protect and maintain our ports and maritime transportation system, secure our borders, respond to natural disasters,
protect our marine environment
and defend our nation.
The Coast Guard is also America’s oldest continuous seagoing
service and one of the nation’s five
armed services. We trace our history back to August 4, 1790, when the
first Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels
to enforce tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling. Our people are committed to the Coast Guard’s
core values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty.
As a flag officer, Admiral Papp served as Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, where he was operational commander for all U.S. Coast Guard missions within
the eastern half of the world and provided support to
the Department of Defense; as the Chief of Staff of the
Coast Guard and Commanding Officer of Coast Guard
Headquarters; as Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District, with responsibilities for Coast Guard missions on
the Great Lakes and Northern Border; and as Director
of Reserve and Training where he was responsible for
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managing and supporting 13,000
Coast Guard Ready Reservists and
all Coast Guard Training Centers.
Admiral Papp has served in six
Coast Guard cutters, commanding
four of them: Red Beech, Papaw,
Forward, and the training barque
EAGLE. He also served as commander of a task unit during Operation Able Manner off the coast
of Haiti in 1994, enforcing United
Nations sanctions. Additionally,
his task unit augmented U.S. Naval
Forces during Operation Uphold
Democracy.
He is a 1975 graduate of the
United States Coast Guard Academy. Additionally, he
holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College
and a Master of Science in Management from Salve
Regina College.
Admiral Papp is the 13th Gold Ancient Mariner of
the Coast Guard. The Gold Ancient Mariner is an honorary position held by an officer with over ten years of
cumulative sea duty who has held the qualification as a
Cutterman longer than any other officer.
Admiral Papp is a native of Norwich, Connecticut.
He is married to the former Linda Kapral of East Lyme,
Connecticut. Admiral and Mrs. Papp have three daughters, and one granddaughter.
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vice admiral paul f. zukunft
Commander, Pacific Area
Commander, Defense Force West
United States Coast Guard
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ice admiral paul f. zukunft previously served as the Assistant Commandant for
Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship. His other Headquarters flag assignments
include the Director of Response Policy and the Assistant Commandant for Capability.
In 2010, Vice Admiral Zukunft
served as the Federal On-Scene
Coordinator for the Deepwater
Horizon Spill of National Significance, where he directed more
than 47,000 responders, 6,500 vessels and 120 aircraft during the
largest oil spill in U.S. history.
Vice Admiral Zukunft was
promoted to flag rank in 2006. His
previous flag assignments include
Commander, Eleventh Coast
Guard District and Director, Joint
Interagency Task Force West.
Vice Admiral Zukunft’s senior
staff assignments included Chief
of Operations, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Chief of
Operations Oversight, Coast Guard Atlantic Area where
he directly supervised all major cutter operations in the
Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He also served as Chief of
Staff, at the Fourteenth Coast Guard Districin Honolulu. He has commanded six units and served extensively
in the cutter fleet where he commanded the cutters
Cape Upright, Harriet Lane, and Rush.
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Vice Admiral Zukunft graduated from the United States Coast
Guard Academy in 1977 with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Government; from Webster University
in 1988 with a Master of Arts degree
in Management, and from the U.S.
Naval War College in 1997 with a
Master of Arts degree in National
Security and Strategic Studies.
He is a graduate of the Asia
Pacific Center for Strategic Studies
Executive Seminar and Harvard’s
Kennedy School of Government
National Preparedness Leadership
Initiative course.
Vice Admiral Zukunft is a native of North Branford, Connecticut. He wears the permanent Cutterman
pin and is a certified NIMS ICS Type I Area Commander. His personal awards include the Department
of Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal,
Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legions of Merit
and five Meritorious Service medals with “O” device,
among others.
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H national anthem and service medleys H
star spangled banner
united states merchant marine
O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the
twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars
through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched,
were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare,
the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that
our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Heave ho, my lads, heave ho
It’s a long, long pull with our hatches full.
Braving the wind, braving the sea,
Fighting the treacherous foe.
Heave ho, my lads, heave ho,
Let the sea roll, high or low,
We can cross any ocean, sail any river,
Give us the goods, and we’ll deliver,
[Darn] the submarines,
We are the men of the Merchant Marines.
united states air force
Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At ’em boys, Give ’er the gun!
(Give ’er the gun now!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force.
united states army
First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along
Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong
For where e’er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.
united states coast guard
From Aztec shore to Arctic zone,
To Europe and Far East.
The Flag is carried by our ships,
In times of war and peace.
And never have we struck it yet,
In spite of foe-men’s might,
Who cheered our crews and cheered again,
For showing how to fight.
We’re always ready for the call,
We place our trust in Thee.
Through surf and storm and howling gale,
High shall our purpose be.
“Semper Paratus” is our guide,
Our fame, our glory too.
To fight to save or fight to die,
Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you!
united states marines
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli,
We will fight our country’s battles
On the land as on the sea!
First to fight for right and freedom,
And to keep our honor clean,
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.
united states navy
Anchor’s aweigh, my boys, anchor’s aweigh,
Farewell to college joys, we sail at break of day
Through our last night on shore,
Drink to the foam until we meet once more,
here’s wishing you a happy voyage home!
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Awardees-
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cgc Bertholf, homeported in alameda, transits out of the san francisco Bay and into the pacific ocean as it starts a deployment.
USCG PHOTO BY PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS LEVI READ
admiral john b. hayes award for unit excellence
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Crew of CGC Bertholf
His year’s Winner of tHe admiral joHn b. Hayes aWard for Unit Excellence is
the crew of the Cutter Bertholf, homeported in Alameda, California, which has
demonstrated the highest level of professionalism in carrying out its vital national
security mission.
The Cutter Bertholf is the vanguard of the Coast Guard’s persistent, capable and expanding reach of
maritime governance in the Pacific. In 2012, the crew began with an intensive maintenance and training
period in preparation for a 144-day deployment. The crew adopted new techniques for efficiency in training, which were ultimately adopted as best practices, establishing standards for sustained fleet maintenance models.
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The Bertholf also served as a testing and evaluation platform for understanding the Coast Guard’s
capabilities and reach in offshore and coastal operating areas. Crew members were central in determining
the best of three competing designs.
In addition to these testing successes, the Bertholf participated in a daring search and rescue operation
in a deep Pacific gale to rescue two badly injured crewmembers of a British sailboat. The Bertholf safely
negotiated 20- to 25-foot seas for more than 400 nautical miles, averaging a remarkable 18 to 20 knots. Once
on scene, the Bertholf coordinated with two C-130s from Air Station Sacramento, and a helicopter from Air
Station San Diego, as well as onshore medical personnel, to safely retrieve the wounded individuals from
the sailboat.
The rescue proved on the world’s stage the type of heroism and essential services the brave men and
women of the Coast Guard provide on a daily basis, risking their lives to save others. Congratulations to the
crew of the Bertholf on the Admiral John B. Hayes Award.
admiral james s. gracey award for professional excellence
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AMT1 Stephen J. Chopek
etty officer stepHen j. cHopek, a first class aviation maintenance technician stationed in Kodiak, Alaska, is the 2013 winner of the Admiral James S. Gracey Award
for Professional Excellence in recognition of his superior performance of duty.
Chopek embodies the Coast Guard’s core values
of honor, respect and devotion duty, consistently
showcasing excellence and professionalism in all
aspects of his life, both on and off duty.
Chopek is being recognized for his on-duty work
during a search and rescue mission when the helicopter he was onboard experienced a mechanical
emergency, requiring immediately landing. The helicopter’s tail rotor endured high oil temperatures,
which, if not addressed right away, would cause the
aircraft to lose control.
Chopek led the crew through emergency landing
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procedures, preparing for the possibility of an at-sea
ditching, and ensured a mayday call was transmitted with an accurate location. With Chopek’s help, the
pilots landed safely among Kodiak’s mountainous terrain. As if being forced to make an emergency landing
weren’t dangerous enough, once on land, Chopek noticed a number of bears near the helicopter’s landing
zone. The crew quickly vacated the helicopter and made its way to shore, where a Coast Guard small boat
met them and took them to safety.
In addition to these actions, Chopek also serves as the chairman of Air Station Kodiak’s Enlisted Flight
Examining Board, where he conducted 18 flight mechanic and basic aircrew instructor flights, and 12 ground
phase sessions with aspiring helicopter crew members.
In his personal life, Chopek further embodies the Coast Guard’s core values. He is a coach for the
Kodiak Football League, where he led fundraising efforts to help buy equipment for those children who
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could not afford it. Chopek also volunteers with the local wrestling club, and helped raise money for a local
martial arts tournament. He has also spent countless hours working at the Kodiak Christian School serving
as an usher at religious services throughout the year.
admiral chester r. bender award for heroism
Coxswain and Boarding Team, CGC Halibut
BMCS Terrell Horne III • MK2 Jonathan D’Arcy • BM2 Michael I. Walker • FS2 Brandon Langdon
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He cHester r. bender aWard goes to the coxswain and boarding team from the
Cutter Halibut, stationed in Los Angeles/Long Beach. The team, consisting of
BMCS Terrell Horne III, MK2 Jonathan D’Arcy, BM2 Michael I. Walker, and FS2
Brandon Langdon, demonstrated truly heroic actions the night of December 2, 2012, during a maritime law enforcement case.
During early morning hours, the Halibut noticed a suspicious unlit vessel among the rock shoreline of Santa Cruz
Island, so the cutter deployed the small boat crew to investigate. As the small boat crew approached the unlit vessel and
identified themselves as law enforcement, the suspicious boat
ignored commands to stop and charged directly at the Coast
Guard boat, crashing into them.
Prior to the collision, BM2 Walker had maneuvered the
small boat to minimize the crash. MK2 D’Arcy, demonstrating
superb composure and concentration, fired multiple rounds at
the suspect vessel in attempt to defend himself and his crewcgc Halibut.
USCG AUXILIARY PHOTO BY STEVE LEE
mates. Once it became obvious that a collision was unavoidable,
BMCS Horne disregarded his own personal safety and pushed BM2 Walker from the path of the illegal boat.
FS2 Langdon and BMCS Horne were both thrown from the boat into the water, with Horne suffering grievous injuries in the process.
The crew’s training kicked in, and MK2 D’Arcy shifted into his role of EMT, exhibiting remarkable skill
and professionalism while he treated Horne. Despite the small boat being severely damaged in the crash,
BM2 Walker was able to pilot the boat back to the Halibut, ensuring the best chances of a medical evacuation for BMCS Horne.
MK2 D’Arcy’s and FS2 Langdon’s ardent first aid efforts kept BMCS Horne alive during this transport,
but tragically, BMCS Horne succumbed to his injuries as the Halibut arrived in Port Hueneme. These crewmen, despite immense personal danger and grave circumstances displayed fortitude and dedication during an exceptionally difficult case.
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coast guard foundation support for
coast guard members in the pacific area
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HrouGHout tHe coast Guard’s pacific area — encompassing six continents, 71 countries and more than 74 million square miles of ocean, from the western United States to
Guam and American Samoa — the Coast Guard Foundation’s impact extends to all Coast
Guard members serving in this area.
One of the Foundation’s
that ages equipment much
cornerstones of supporting
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the men and women of the
Group North Bend in
service is through the ShipOregon invested in individmate Fund, which provides
ual fitness gear, like progrants to units all across the
fessional-grade jump ropes,
country for morale, exercise
ab wheels and resistance
and recreation gear.
bands. The Coast Guard
In California, recent supmembers in this unit are
port has been divided among
focusing on strength trainair station san francisco with their newly built BBQ pavilion,
different projects, including
ing as part of their fitness
funded by donations to the foundation’s shipmate fund.
fitness and recreation equiproutines.
ment for active duty members,
Coast Guard members sta“The Coast Guard Foundation
who use the resources to stay
tioned in Hawaii received
Shipmate Fund Program is a truly
focused and physically fit, to
paddleboards, mountain bikes
magnificent program that brings
meet the demands of their difand sea kayaks, which provide
benefit
to
Coast
Guard
units
and
ficult jobs. The Foundation also
opportunities to enjoy and
individuals
nationwide
and
has
a
helps create a more comfortable
experience the natural beauty
positive, lasting effect on morale.”
work environment by providing
offered by the islands.
REAR ADMIRAL KARL L. SCHULTZ,
gear that Coast Guard members
In Alaska, units requested a
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
can use in their free time.
wide variety of items, including
Foldable bicycles for CGC
a barbeque grill with rotisserie,
Morgenthau allow crew members an opportunity to
beanbag game boards, paintball equipment, sea kayaks
explore port cities during extensive deployments.
and table tennis — all intended to bring together memCGC Boutwell, homeported in San Diego, replaced its
bers and their families to build strong communities, as
onboard fitness equipment with new, space-efficient
well as gym enhancements and equipment to help with
gear for its lengthy at-sea tours. Air Station San Franphysical fitness requirements.
cisco used Shipmate Fund resources to construct a
Across the Pacific Area, a generous donor provided
state-of-the-art BBQ pit and food preparation area.
more than 500 individual members with iPod Touch
In the Coast Guard’s 13th District, the cutters Meldevices for personal use. The gift gave Coast Guard
lon, Terrapin, Sea Lion and Wahoo received grants to
members an opportunity to listen to music, watch
replace aging exercise equipment for on-board workmovies and play games in their down time; as you
out spaces, which get much use during operations, and
can imagine, this gift is quite popular and very much
are often ravaged by the harsh marine environment
appreciated by members and their families.
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in lovinG memory captain carlton e. “Gene” russell, uscGr (ret.)
1928–2013
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t was with a heavy heart that the Coast Guard Foundation said goodbye to one of its
founding fathers and most ardent supporters recently. CAPT Carlton E. “Gene” Russell,
USCGR (Ret.), passed away on April 9 in his hometown of Costa Mesa, California.
Gene, who was a partner at the law firm Russell, Mirkovich & Morrow, served as
a director of the Foundation from 1984 to 2010, after which he was conferred Trustee
Emeritus status. Gene was with the Foundation as it transformed from the Coast Guard
Academy Foundation, which served the cadets of the Coast Guard Academy, to the Coast
Guard Foundation. During Gene’s tenure the Foundation expanded its mission to serve
the enlisted corps and their families.
CAPT Russell was instrumental in getting the Coast Guard Foundation’s Southern California Scholarship Golf Tournament off the ground, and led the organizing efforts for many
years. Since its inception in 1992, the tournament has raised $813,000 for scholarship funds
for the children of enlisted Coast Guard members. In addition he supported the Pacific Area
Awards Dinner, the Family Disaster Relief Fund, and other Foundation initiatives.
Gene graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1952. After several
years of sea duty in the Coast Guard, he received his Juris Doctorate, with Honors, from
George Washington University Law School, where served as Legislation Editor of the
George Washington University Law Review, Captain of the National Moot Court Team and
was elected to Order of Coif.
Following an assignment as legal officer for the 11th Coast Guard District in Long
Beach, California, Gene returned to sea until 1965, when he entered the private practice of
law. He remained in the Coast Guard Reserves, retiring as a Captain.
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the coast guard foundation
Inspiring leadership, learning and a proud legacy of service to our nation by
supporting the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and their families.
What is the coast guard foundation?
The Coast Guard Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1969.
It was initially created to provide funds for academic, athletic, and morale needs of
the Coast Guard Academy and its cadets which were not covered by federal operational
funding. In 1986, the Foundation expanded its charter to support projects that enhance
the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of 100 Trustees from all parts of the country.
The Trustees elect from their members a 30-person Board of Directors to oversee
the management of the Foundation. Located in Stonington, Connecticut,
the Foundation employs a staff of 12 civilians responsible for meeting the
Foundation’s objectives and working closely with the Coast Guard on all issues.
What does the coast guard foundation do?
The Coast Guard Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing
the lives of the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families. The Coast Guard
Foundation provides education, support and relief for the brave men and women, who
enforce maritime law, protect our homeland and preserve the environment. The Coast
Guard Foundation aims to strengthen their service to our nation by encouraging them to
excel on- and off-duty. The Foundation supports numerous programs and projects through
donations from individuals, corporations and through grants and special fundraising events.
The Foundation also supports academic, athletic, and leadership excellence for cadets
at the Academy; provides college scholarships to dependents of enlisted personnel;
funds recreational and family-oriented facilities; and supports educational and morale
programs at bases, on cutters around the nation; as well as hundreds of smaller projects.
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coast guard foundation
board of trustees
officers
Robert J. Flynn
Chairman
Al J. Bernard
Vice Chairman
William E. Jenkins
Treasurer
Richard J. Grahn
Secretary
trustees
Thomas A. Allegretti
Arlington, Virginia
ADM Thad W. Allen,
USCG (Ret.)*
Vienna, Virginia
Edward Ameen*
Clearwater, Florida
James S. Andrasick
San Francisco, California
William F. Anonsen
Honolulu, Hawaii
Al J. Bernard*
Churchton, Maryland
William A. Bisso III
Houston, Texas
Gerald W. Blakeley, Jr.**
Boston, Massachusetts
Chris Bollinger*
Lockport, Louisiana
Donald T. Bollinger**
Lockport, Louisiana
Morton S. Bouchard III
Melville, New York
VADM Sally Brice-O’Hara,
USCG (Ret.)*
Annapolis, Maryland
Otto Candies, Jr.*
John J. D’Luhy*
Des Allemands, Louisiana
Spring Lake, New Jersey
Eric W. Caplan***
David F. Dyer
Port Orange, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
James T. Caraway**
Douglas Bart Eaton**
Bayside, Wisconsin
Seattle, Washington
Michael L. Carthew
VADM Terrance T. Etnyre,
USN (Ret.)
San Ramon, California
Marinette, Wisconsin
CPO R. Angelo Cleffi,
USCG (Ret.)*
Paul M. Erickson***
Westminster, California
Tiburon, California
James J. Coleman, Jr.*
Cheryl D. Felder*
New Orleans, Louisiana
Metairie, Louisiana
Linda Coll***
James G. Ferguson***
Miami, Florida
Seattle, Washington
William H. Collier, Jr.*
Robert J. Flynn*
Long Beach, California
Darien, Connecticut
Blaine E. Collins
Diane Fraser***
Mahwah, New Jersey
San Diego, California
Linda Cooke
Monte Friedkin*
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Hialeah, Florida
Lamarr Cooler***
Verna Kaye Gibson*
Beaufort, South Carolina
Sarasota, Florida
Angus R. Cooper II
RADM Marshall E. Gilbert,
USCG (Ret.)**
Mobile, Alabama
VADM John D. Costello,
USCG (Ret.)**
Bethesda, Maryland
Al A. Gonsoulin
Sugar Land, Texas
Brosius D’Arcy
Richard J. Grahn*
Fort Myers, Florida
Boston, Massachusetts
Eric R. Dawicki**
Robert J. Halcro**
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Anchorage, Alaska
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CAPT F. David Hoffman, Jr.,
USCGR (Ret.)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Douglas E. Holm***
San Francisco, California
T. Parker Host**
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Demosthenis M. Hountalas**
San Francisco, California
William E. Jenkins*
Houston, Texas
Gary Jobson
Annapolis, Maryland
R. Christian Johnsen*
Washington, D.C.
John S. Johnson*
New London, Connecticut
Lisa Kazor Christovich
Rockville, Maryland
George Kampstra
Mark K. Knoy
Annapolis, Maryland
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Anchorage, Alaska
RADM Thomas H. Gilmour,
USCG (Ret.)
Locust Valley, New York
Hon. Charles Richard
D’Amato
Walter J. Hickel, Jr.*
Arlington, Virginia
Lawrence R. Glenn**
Juneau, Alaska
Parrish, Florida
Arlington, Virginia
Eugene, Oregon
Larry Cotter
VADM Richard D. Herr,
USCG (Ret.)**
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Jeffersonville, Indiana
Mark Knudsen
Seattle, Washington
Corrine X. Kosar*
Arlington, Virginia
Leo Paul Koulos*
San Francisco, California
Stein Kruse*
Seattle, Washington
coast guard
foundation
staff
Gerhard Kurz***
Richard L. Petri**
Cary K. Swasand
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Lakeview, New York
Bellevue, Washington
Roch Lambert***
Craig E. Philip
Eugene F. Sweeney***
Cadillac, Michigan
Nashville, Tennessee
Boca Raton, Florida
H. Merritt Lane III
Jeffrey M. Platt
Tara M. Sweeney
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Anchorage, Alaska
Brad Sisley
Carleen Lyden-Kluss
John F. Reinhart
John H. Thommen***
Southport, Connecticut
Norfolk, Virginia
Guilford, Connecticut
Chief Operating Officer/
Senior Vice President of
Development
Amelia Rea Maguire***
Paul F. Richardson**
LeRoy Vander Putten*
Coral Gables, Florida
Holmdel, New Jersey
Jupiter, Florida
Suzan Springer
Clay Maitland*
Thomas K. Richey
New York, New York
Fairfax, Virginia
RADM James C. Van Sice,
USCG (Ret.)
Jean-Jacques Marie**
Loretta Rietsema
Tucson, Arizona
Plattsburgh, New York
James M. Mathieu
CAPT Paul Roden,
USCG (Ret.)
Manassas, Virginia
Brian B.A. McAllister
New York, New York
Timothy R. McHugh, Esq.**
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Kevin J. McSweeney
Farmingdale, New York
CAPT John P. Mihlbauer,
USCG (Ret.)***
Kailua, Hawaii
Sidney Mizell
Pascagoula, Mississippi
Michael T. Moore***
Coral Gables, Florida
Stephen Muecke
New York, New York
James P. Muldoon*
Washington, D.C.
Kevin O’Connell**
Burlingame, California
James O’Hare*
Merrifield, Virginia
RADM James C. Olson,
USCG (Ret.)
Arlington, Virginia
MCPOCG Vincent W.
Patton, USCG (Ret.)
Alexandria, Virginia
Joseph H. Pyne
Houston, Texas
Bo A.F. Peterson***
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Herndon, Virginia
Hugh A. Westbrook***
Miami, Florida
Crofton, Maryland
Ross E. Roeder*
St. Petersburg, Florida
Judith A. Roos*
Herndon, Virginia
CAPT Carlton E. Russell,
USCGR (Ret.)♦
Costa Mesa, California
Steven T. Scalzo*
Seattle, Washington
Jean Brown
Director of Special Events
Bob Gavitt
Lowell, Massachusetts
Past Commandant
Phillip J. Shapiro
VADM Charles E. Larkin,
USCG (Ret.)
Past Area Commander
Dr. Robert C. Byrd
Chairman, Board of Directors,
USCGA Alumni Association
ADM James M. Loy,
USCG (Ret.)
RADM Duncan C.
Smith III, USCGR (Ret.)
Past Commandant
Washington, D.C.
COMO Thomas C. Mallison,
USCG Aux.
CAPT Patrick H. Stadt,
USCG (Ret.)
National Commodore,
USCG Auxiliary
Washington, D.C.
ADM Paul A. Yost, Jr.,
USCG (Ret.)
John F. Statts*
Savannah, Georgia
Past Commandant
VADM William D.
Sullivan, USN (Ret.)
Arlington, Virginia
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Communications Specialist
ADM Thomas H. Collins,
USCG (Ret.)
ADM Robert E. Kramek,
USCG (Ret.)
Bay Harbour Islands, Florida
Matt Clark
Jennifer Fyke
Broomfield, Colorado
Howard Slotnick
Accountant
honorary
trustees
Past Commandant
Anchorage, Alaska
Vice President of
Individual Giving and
Board Relations
*director
**trustee emeritus
***life trustee
♦deceased
Steven Seigel
Gov. William Sheffield, Jr.
Lisa Reed
San Diego, California
Washington, D.C.
New Hyde Park, New York
Chief Financial Officer/
Vice President of Finance
and Administration
Dawn Bock
ADM James S. Gracey,
USCG (Ret.)
Richard T. Shannon***
President
CAPT Thomas Wetherald,
USN (Ret.)
Past Commandant
Dan Schultz
Anne Brengle
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Senior Director of
Communications
Director of Facilities
Lisa Henderson
Office Manager
Brian Overcast
Regional Director of
Philanthropy
Meagan Plante
Special Events Coordinator
Christen Weingart
Development Associate
Sponsors
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HHH
reception sponsor
Chevron
hero sponsor
Marinette Marine Corporation
sextant table sponsor
Carnival Foundation/
Holland America Line/
Princess Cruises
ConocoPhillips
Crowley
GDAIS/GDNASSCO
L-3 Communications
St. Francis Yacht Club
Turbomeca/
American Eurocopter/
EADS North America
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Sponsors
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HHH
topgallant table sponsor
ABS
America’s Cup
Bay Delta/Crowley
Keesal, Young & Logan
Matson
Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management – Joseph M. Nowak
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Paul Koulos
Philips 66
Port of San Francisco
San Francisco 49ers
SSA Marine
Tesoro Los Angeles & Golden Eagle Refineries
shipmate table sponsor
Dan Hountalas
Douglas Holm, Lockton Insurance Brokers
Foss
J.G. Ferguson, President Ferguson Terminal Company
Jim & Ginger Andrasick
San Francisco Bar Pilots
Tesoro Maritime
Western States Petroleum Association
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Fincantieri’s $73.5 million capital investment
in Marinette Marine Corporation has
transformed the shipyard into a powerhouse
performer–now with the capacity to build
LCS and OPC-sized ships simultaneously in
enclosed, climate-controlled environments.
With new facilites, computer-controlled
manufacturing equipment, the best marine
engineering minds in the business, and the
industry’s finest master craftsmen,
Marinette Marine is uniquely positioned to
meet the shipbuilding challenges of today...
and tomorrow.
Marinette Marine, Fincantieri, Lockheed Martin,
and Truestone have teamed to capture the
contract for the USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter.
MMC is the proud builder of the
Response Boat-Medium for the USCG.
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Proud supporters of the
Coast Guard Foundation and its mission to
enhance the morale,
education
and welfare of Coast Guard members
and their families.
All Rights Reserved. Ships’ Registry: Bermuda, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Panama, The Bahamas and The United Kingdom.
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Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard
ConocoPhillips salutes the
U.S. Coast Guard.
ConocoPhillips and our subsidiary Polar Tankers, Inc. proudly support the men and
women of the United States Coast Guard. As we go about our daily mission of responsibly
delivering energy to the world, we are secure in knowing the U.S. Coast Guard is always
ready and there to protect our coastlines and coastal waterways. We are bonded by our
shared commitment to safety and protecting the environment.
www.conocophillips.com
© ConocoPhillips Company. 2013. All rights reserved.
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Crowley Salutes the Men and Women
of the U.S. Coast Guard
Your commitment to protecting the public, the environment, and the United States economic and security
interests in any maritime region is commendable. Crowley looks forward to continuing to work together with
you to ensure the success of your missions.
Crowley’s ship assist and tanker escort services are provided in every major West Coast port. To put our
powerful, nimble tugs and highly skilled personnel to work for you in San Diego, Los Angeles/Long Beach,
San Francisco Bay Area, Puget Sound or Alaska, call 1-800-248-8632, or visit crowley.com.
crowley.com/shipassist
Worldwide Logistics • Liner Shipping • Petroleum & Chemical Transportation • Alaska Fuel Sales & Distribution • Energy Support
Project Management • Ship Assist & Escort • Ship Management • Ocean Towing & Transportation • Salvage & Emergency Response
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P R O V I D I N G “ G A M E - C H A N G I N G ” C 4I S R S Y S T E M S
TO THE U.S. COAST GUARD
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard. Use of this photo does not constitute endorsement by the USCG.
L-3’s C4ISR Systems Are Flexible, Scalable and Built to Meet All Present and Future
U.S. Coast Guard Missions.
L-3 is proud to provide the Coast Guard with integrated C4ISR systems that deliver formidable operational
advantages and are scalable to meet any size platform within its new cutter fleet. Designed for a broad
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range of missions, these cutters will feature the L-3 Symphony and MarCom® integrated and automated
interior/exterior communications systems, as well as the Coast Guard’s SEAWATCH C2 system on the
Fast Response Cutter, allowing full integration with DoD and DHS tactical voice, data and networking systems.
To learn more, please visit our website at www.L-3com.com/marcom.
Communication Systems-East
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St. Francis Yacht Club
ST. FRANCIS YACHT CLUB PROUDLY
SUPPORTS THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD.
WE THANK THEM FOR THEIR DEDICATED
SERVICE AND FOR PROTECTING OUR WATERS.
St. Francis Yacht Club
On the Marina • San Francisco, CA 94123
415.563.6363 • www.stfyc.com
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SUMMER OF RACING
SAN FRANCISCO, JULY 4 - SEPTEMBER 21
THE 34TH AMERICA’S CUP WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE
COAST GUARD FOR ALL THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT.
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The Right
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Choice In San Francisco For Over
415.693.5800
Years
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Thank you to the United States Coast Guard for
protecting our waterways, from sea to shining sea.
LONG BEACH | SAN FRANCISCO | SEATTLE | ANCHORAGE | HONG KONG
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MR. & MRS. LEO PAUL KOULOS SALUTE
THE COURAGEOUS MEN AND WOMEN OF
THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
;
Semper Paratus
Proud to support the Coast Guard Foundation
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AN ADVISOR WHO KNOWS YOU VALUE HARD WORK AND
DEDICATION.
MERRILL LYNCH IS PROUD TO SALUTE THE COAST GUARD.
Merrill Lynch Financial Advisors root for these individuals and recognize the talent,
focus and determination that set them apart.
Nowak, Mortensen, Sinclair & Fagundes
Joseph Nowak
Senior Vice President–
Wealth Management
Senior Financial Advisor
(415) 274-6039
Amy Mortensen
Vice President
Senior Financial Advisor
(415) 274-6003
Christopher Sinclair, CRPC®
Assistant Vice President
Senior Financial Advisor
(415) 274-6072
Katie Fagundes
Registered Client Associate
(415) 274-6105
Merrill Lynch
101 California Street, Suite 2575, San Francisco, CA 94111
The Bull Symbol, Merrill Lynch Personal Investment Advisory, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and The Power of the Right Advisor are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation.
CRPC is a registered service mark of The College for Financial Planning.
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of
Bank of America Corporation.
© 2013 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Phillips 66 congratulates the brave men and women of the
United States Coast Guard, our guardians of the sea.
Through our Marine expertise we deliver safe,
innovative waterborne solutions to create a
sustainable competitive advantage for Phillips 66
Phillips 66 Marine
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NEW HOME. SAME HOME TEAM.
JOIN US BY VISITING NEWSANTACLARASTADIUM.COM
Sales & Marketing
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SSA Marine salutes
the men and women of the
United States Coast Guard.
Thank you for keeping our
seas safe.
Tesoro
salutes the Coast Guard Foundation for the support
they provide to the men, women and families
of the United States Coast Guard
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We’re pulling for the
U.S. Coast Guard.
Foss is proud to support the 2013 U.S. Coast Guard
Foundation, and the good work you do every day.
Always Safe. Always Ready.
Worldwide Maritime Transportation • Marine Logistics • Engineering • Full Service Shipyard
www.fossmaritime.com
ferguson terminal FOSS
U.S. Coast Guard Foundation
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Congratulations to the
Pacific Area Awardees
Proud to support the
United States Coast Guard
Western States Petroleum Association
thanks the men and women of the
United States Coast Guard
for their commitment and courage
from the
San Francisco Bar Pilots
REPRESENTING THE DEDICATED
MEN AND WOMEN OF AMERICA’S OIL
AND NATURAL GAS OIL INDUSTRY
wspa.org
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bell harbor international conference center
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for more information, visit www.coastguardfoundation.org
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