ISS3 2017

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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2016 R e POY: GMC n icole K. Cimino, P su 313 Submitted by PAC Nicholas Ameen The Enlisted Person of the Year program recognizes exemplary men and women from the active and reserve enlisted workforce who reflect the Coast Guard's core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. These enlisted personnel demonstrate sustained exceptional standards of proficiency and conduct, and their military appearance and bearing are consistently impeccable. Port Security Unit 313's Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole K. Cimino was selected as the 2016 Enlisted Person of the Year – Reserve Component. She was recognized and meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., May 11. Cimino proved that a part-time job can be performed with full- time devotion. As a gunner's mate, Cimino serves as the lead petty officer for PSU 313's weapons division. During the PSU's deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, she led the armory team to an outstanding score in all inspection categories during the integrated forces readiness command and naval station explosive safety inspection team assessments. Setting the example for others, she volunteered as a Coast Guard victim advocate aboard the naval station's critical incident management team. Additionally, she worked jointly with the Navy First Class Petty Officer Association to develop a legal charter allowing fundraising for both her own unit and future commands deploying to Cuba. In her personal life, she serves as an emergency department nurse, assessing and initiating triaged patient care at a Level-1 Trauma Center for a five-state region. � Rese R vist Magazine Rese R ve e xcellence Coast Guard Ombudsman-at- l arge Valerie Johnson and her husband, Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief Eric l . Johnson, present a letter of appreciation to Chief Petty Officer Nicole Cimino's husband, Gabriel, during the 2016 Coast Guard Enlisted Persons of the Year Banquet at Fort McNair in Washington, d .C., Thursday, May 11. 16 RESERVIST � Issue 3 • 2017

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