ISS3 2017

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BM2 Brooks a . h argrove, s tation Mayport, selected as 7th d istrict Reserve e nlisted p erson of the Year Petty Officer 2nd Class Brooks A. Hargrove, a Florida native who joined the Coast Guard in 2011, was chosen as the Seventh Coast Guard District's Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year. According to many of his shipmates at Station Mayport, Hargrove is the first one at the unit and the last one to leave, showing his commitment to service. Hargrove was the first reservist to qualify as RB-M coxswain. He then went on to play a vital role in 27 other certifications for his station shipmates, including BTMs, BOs, and RB-M crewmembers, engineers and coxswains. He volunteered to stay overnight at the station at least a dozen times during drill weekends to help with trainings and assist in any required missions that arose as well as mentored and trained seven junior and senior personnel aboard the response boat. In addition, Hargrove accumulated over 100 hours underway and conducted more than 30 boardings in 2016 (and over 1,000 boardings since earning his certification in 2012). He is an active member in his community, volunteering over 100 hours at stepson's elementary school; assisting teachers in regular and special needs classrooms with grading, small group and individual lessons; and assisting with construction of a home for needy families with Habitat for Humanity. Hargrove is commended for his commitment to service and leadership in the Coast Guard and civilian community. — Submitted by Master Chief Thomas Daniels and Chief Paul Davis BM2 Brooks Hargrove and his family. hs 1 l indsey p eters, s ector c orpus c hristi, selected as 8th d istrict Reserve e nlisted p erson of the Year The Eighth District Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year goes to Petty Officer 1st Class Lindsey Peters of Sector Corpus Christi, Texas. After serving eight years of active duty, Peters transitioned to the Coast Guard Reserve. "You really don't know the happiness in yourself, until you've helped someone," she said. "I knew in elementary school this was the direction I wanted to go." Her shipmate, Chief Petty Officer Natalie Rusk, said "This is one of the hardest working members I have been associated with. Her work ethic is well known around the base and she does it with such a wonderful spirit. She's always smiling, even during the toughest times." While Peters serves as a Health Services Technician (HS) in the Coast Guard, she isn't new to this field. She worked with the American Red Cross as a Safety Instructor, was employed as a Registered Medical Assistant at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and taught multiple CPR and first aid courses. Currently, Peters is enrolled at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, and will graduate next year with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. In addition to her work as a health professional, Peters has volunteered numerous hours in the community by handing out packaged personal care items to the homeless and dedicated over 90 hours at local summer camps for children. "As long as you have the compassion, there's so much you can accomplish and ensure" said Peters. Her dedication to service and positive attitude reflect the highest traditions and values of the United States Coast Guard. — Submitted by PA3 Ivan Barnes HS1 l indsey Peters, stands in one of the medical rooms at Sector Corpus Christi. 18 RESERVIST � Issue 3 • 2017

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