ISS1 2015

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Kappes Honor Graduate CWO Development Course CWO2 James Kappes earned the distinction of being the Honor Graduate of Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Class 08-14."CWO Kappes is an excellent representation of the caliber of professionals, both active duty and Reserve, attached to Base Miami Beach," stated Cmdr. Sergio Villaverde, Senior Reserve Officer at the base. VBST Reservist Takes Final Oath MEC Jason Friebis, a Vessel Boarding Security Team (VBST) member, takes his final reenlistment oath (8 years) in front of the statue of Douglas Munro in Cape May NJ. The oath was administered by Ens. Jose Castro. Both are members of the Reserve VBST located in Cape May. MSU Chicago Reservist Recognized On September 6, 2014, Lt. Cmdr. James Fitzgerald received the Coast Guard Achievement Medal from Cmdr. Ryan Manning, Commanding Officer of Maritime Safety Unit (MSU) Chicago. Fitzgerald is departing MSU Chicago for Port Security Unit 312 in San Francisco following a five year tour. Pictured from left to right are Lt. Cmdr. Fitzgerald, Cmdr. Manning, and Lt. Cmdr. Stacy Miller, MSU Chicago Executive Officer, reading the citation. Photo by Lt. Gentile Sector Lower Mississippi River Member Advances MST1 Wesley Maddock, a member assigned to Sector Lower Mississippi River, Memphis,Tenn., pictured here being pinned by MSTCM Gary Dennis while MEC Paul Ford reads his advancement certificate during a recent ceremony at the sector on October 19. Photo by BMC Douglas Neindick Long Island Sound Senior Enlisted Reservist Recognized Sector Long Island Sound Senior Reserve Officer Cmdr. Jooyi Ryan presents MCPO Michael Rowan with the USCG Commendation Medal during a ceremony at the sector in September. MSU Paducah All Hands Marine Safety Unit Paducah poses for an all hands photo at the KY Lake Dam. Back Row (l to r): Lt. Sean Hughes, Ens. Elvira Keeble, BMCS Ralph Horn, BM3 Sean Grandowicz, ME2 Stacy Russell, ME3 Daniel Rinell, MK3 Christopher Willis, YN1 Eugenia Herndon, MK1 Matthew Stowell and MEC Joseph Beverly. Front Row: SK2 Amanda Bausman, BM3 Aimee Ortiz, BM3 Natalie Hall, MK3 Michael Russell and MEC Marcus Easley. Photo by Jeff L. Yates 56 RESERVIST � Issue 1 • 2015

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