Reservist

ISS1 2016

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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(BCM), two certified Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) coxswains, six certified RB-M engineers, five certified RB-M BCM's and one certified Boarding Officer. In addition to training at the station, reservists have been included in C School courses to help keep them in sync with their active duty counterparts. "Three of our members were the first reservists to attend the RB-M Organizational Maintenance Course," said Stauffer. "Although their graduation was recent, I anticipate the knowledge that MK1 Raul Ramirez, MK2 Michael Gallagher and MK3 Steven Gonzalez gained from the course to be very beneficial to the unit. They are better prepared to help the active duty members with maintenance and assist in troubleshooting causalities," he added. Boat Forces Reserve billets have been realigned to major ports in order to decrease response time when a deployment need arises. Additional billets will be moved over the next three years. Members, however, will not be reassigned until they are tour complete stated Mr. Don Hartmayer, a Program Analyst for the Office of Boat Forces. As the program continues to roll out the Boat Forces Reserve will become more efficient and effective allowing the Coast Guard, as a whole, to become ever more capable of fulfilling its missions and responding to crises. Capt. Michael Balding, Chief, Office of Boat Forces commented, "We believe the Boat Forces Reserve Management Plan will fundamentally transform the operational readiness of the Reserve Force by increasing opportunities to contribute." — Story by PA1 Gail Dale, PADET New York. Photos by PA3 Michael Himes, PADET New York Reservist Recognized by 1st District Commander On Friday, 11 Sept. 2015, Lt. Cmdr. Theresa Fasceski was presented a U.S. Coast Guard Commendation Medal by Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, the Commander of the 1st Coast Guard District. Lt. Cmdr. Fasceski was recognized for her outstanding efforts and contributions to the district over the last five years while serving in various positions and as the project officer for numerous high level events. She graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1994, and served 9 years on active duty before transitioning to the Reserve. While in the 1st District, Lt. Cmdr. Fasceski served as a member of the 1st Coast Guard District Response and Incident Management Team. She transferred to Sector Charleston in the beginning of Fiscal Year 2016, where she will undoubtedly continue her superior performance within the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve in a Contingency Planning role. — Submitted by Lt. Cmdr. Kevin M. Tyrrell, 1st District External Affairs Lt. Cmdr. Theresa Fasceski is shown here being awarded the Coast guard Commendation Medal by Rear adm. Fagan. Photo by Petty offcer 3rd Class andrew Barresi BM3 emil Scrivanich and MK1 greg Thompson demonstrate proper safety procedure for extinguishing an engine fre while underway during a drill in eatons neck, n.Y. on december 20, 2015. Issue 1 • 2016 � RESERVIST 15

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