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ISS2 2016

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Sector Delaware Bay Holds First-Ever SERA Meeting Sector Delaware Bay held its first Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor (SERA) Meeting on February 6, 2016, at CG Air Station Atlantic City. Attendees included the 5th District Reserve Command, Master Chief William Princiotta, as well as members of Sector Reserve Force Readiness Staff. Shown here are: Front row (L-R) BMCS Mayer, SERA Station Atlantic City, FSCM Michael Rowan, Sector Delaware Bay Sliver Badge, MCPO Princiotta, MKCS Brian Miley, SERA Station Manasquan and BMC Ian Bucs SERA Station Barnegat. Back Row: BMCS James Mendicino, SERA Station Indian River. BMC Matthew Cole, SERA Station Philadelphia, Lt. Cmdr. Scott Hale, Senior Reserve Officer, Sector Delaware Bay. Lt. Luke Maleski, RFSR Sector Delaware Bay. Not in photo: MEC Peter LaMarch, SERA Station Cape May and MKCM Thomas LePage, SERA Sector Field Office. Photo by BMCS John Murdock The exercise scenario involved an oil tanker that lost steering and collided with the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel impacting the Sector Hampton Roads Area of Responsibility and threatening the Fisherman Island Wildlife Refuge. Guided by coaches, the reservists broke into two teams and focused their efforts on the roles of Planning Section Chief (PSC3), Situation Unit Leader (SITL3), and Resource Unit Leader (RESL3) during the initial operational period of an incident. The teams were required to set up a functioning command center, submit resource requests, and deliver situational briefings for a simulated operational period. The training was extremely productive and resulted in participants successfully completing numerous Performance Qualification Standard line items for their required competencies. The goal for the combined LANT and D5 reservists was to conduct a full scale exercise as part of the annual training plan. The weekend also memorialized a restructuring of the LANT-35 IM Reserve team, a project initiated by Cmdr. (ret.) Danielle Dash and implemented by Capt. Mary Merlin, the LANT-35 IM Reserve senior advisor. The reserve unit now consists of two ICS-trained teams that specialize in Planning Section functions and are better equipped to fill critical roles in the LANTAREA Incident Management Team and ICS structure. The restructuring of billets within the LANT-35 IM Reserve team has also provided more career development opportunities to Reservists. — Story by Lt.j.g. Erica Berrigan and Lt. j.g. Paul Farris Rear adm. Pelkowski congratulates Cmdr. Lynn Capuano on her promotion during the all Hands meeting on november 7, 2015. (Photo by PaC John d. Miller) Rear adm. Pelkowski presents the Coast guard Commendation Medal to Lt. j.g. Ben Mackiewicz during an awards ceremony at the all Hands meeting on november 7, 2015. (Photo by PaC John d. Miller) Issue 2 • 2016 � RESERVIST 15

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