Reservist

ISS3 2018

Reservist Magazine is the award-winning official publication of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. Quarterly issues include news and feature articles about the men and women who comprise America's premier national maritime safety and security

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1 4 T H D I S T R I C T R E S E R V E E N L I S T E D P E R S O N O F T H E Y E A R : M E 1 M A R K C A M A C H O Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Camacho a maritime enforcement specialist at Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor, Guam, was selected as the District 14 Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year. Born and raised in Guam, Camacho enlisted in the Reserve in 2004. He currently works for the Judiciary of Guam as a probation officer. This year, he handled more than 275 cases, but volunteered twice to take a set of orders to assist Sector Guam which was experiencing a heavy training workload due to a personnel turnover rate of more than 55 percent. Camacho filled the gap, serving as a boat crew member, boarding officer, law enforcement petty officer and law enforcement instructor. He conducted multiple law enforcement trainings to bring the new staff up to speed, resulting in 11 newly certified members in critical positions. Camacho also planned, organized and executed a two- day joint agency law enforcement training college that included Coast Guard, Port Police, and the Guam Police Department's Marine Division. In addition to his civilian and military careers, Camacho is a dedicated member of the civilian volunteer police reserve, a facet of the Guam Police Department. He volunteered time to assist with the annual Kids Care Photo ID event, which provides children's families with free identifying booklets that ensured the safety more than 200 children via a rapid identification method in the event of an Amber Alert. � 1 7 T H D I S T R I C T R E S E R V E E N L I S T E D P E R S O N O F T H E Y E A R : M K 3 J A M I E J . S C H R O E D E R Petty Officer 3rd Class Jamie Schroeder a machinery technician at Coast Guard Station Valdez, Alaska, was selected as the District 17 Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year. Schroeder, a native of Minnesota, moved to Alaska in 2011 and, shortly after, entered the Coast Guard Reserve. After attending A-school in 2013, Schroeder quickly established himself as a high performer, becoming boat crew qualified on both the RBSII and the RBM. He would go on to become the station's first reserve RBM engineer. In January 2017, Schroeder volunteered to deploy to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with Port Security Unit 305. There, he became deck watch officer qualified and earned his boat crew qualification on the transportable port security boats as well as his trailering qualification—later, teaching his shipmates to qualify on and maintain the TPSBs. He created and maintained a system for tracking boat maintenance and developed an inventory control system for parts consumed, increasing efficiency in projecting schedules and future engineering needs. Schroeder was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer medal for his many hours spent helping at the Coast Guard Lighthouse Museum preparing assets for community outreach and doing community service projects to improve unit berthing areas. Schroeder is currently working toward his masters degree in finance and economics, and in his spare time, he helps with both an alcohol recovery group and feeding homeless community members at his church. He is regarded as a star performer who leads by example in his work and in his community. � Rear Adm. Vincent Atkins and Master Chief Petty Officer Edward Lewis flank Petty Officer 1st Class Mark Camacho at an awards ceremony April 6. Photo by David C. Livingston Station Valdez reservist, Petty Officer 3rd Class Jamie Schroeder, conducts helo ops in Valdez, Alaska. 28 RESERVIST � Issue 3 • 2018

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