ISS4 2017

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2016 Rear Admiral Bennett "Bud" s parks Award (100+ members) s ector Delaware Bay Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the 2016 Rear Admiral Bennett "Bud" Sparks Award (Category 2) from the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) July 22 in Arlington, Va. Dale Anderson, U.S. Navy (ret.), presented the award to Sector Delaware Bay's commanding officer, Capt. Scott Anderson, and senior reserve officer, Cmdr. Kirsten Trego, during the 2017 ROA National Symposium. This is the third award for the Sector, known locally as "DelBay." Located in Philadelphia, Sector DelBay optimized Reserve operational readiness and leveraged Reserve support to augment active forces during daily operations, as well as high profile events, including the 2016 Democratic National Convention - an evolution planned by a sector reservist. The reservists at Sector Delaware Bay's stations responded to 15 SAR cases and completed more than 20 boardings. Reservists in the Incident Management Division stood more than 50 days of duty and responded to 12 pollution cases. In the Sector Command Center, reservists stood 107 watches coordinating 109 response cases resulting in 15 lives saved, 62 lives assisted, and $3.3 million in property saved or assisted. Overall, the Sector Reserve force attained a readiness score of 95.11%. Anderson highlighted the combined efforts of the active duty and Reserve staff in maintaining a high level of readiness and integration. "The tremendous leadership and hard work of the SRO in FY16, Cmdr. Scott Hale, our Reserve Silver Badge, Master Chief Mike Rowan, the RFRS, especially Lt. Luke Maleski and the active duty leadership across the Sector all come together to make this possible. Looking around our command post during the DNC, I witnessed the combined efforts of the entire Coast Guard family. That unity of effort is critical to achieving mission excellence." Trego said, "Sector Delaware Bay reservists excelled at being a flexible, responsive operational force that was 'always ready' with the competencies to provide increased capacity to the command, the service and the American people." The Sparks Award (Cat 2: more than 100 reservists) is presented annually by the ROA to recognize a unit other than a District, DOL, or PACAREA-13, judged to be most supportive of an operationally ready Coast Guard Reserve force. Sector Delaware Bay previously received the Sparks award in 2012 and 2014. — Submitted by Lt. Cmdr. Stephanie Fiori, Sector Delaware Bay 34 RESERVIST � Issue 4 • 2017 Cmdr. Kirsten Trego Sector Delaware Bay's Senior Reserve o fficer, and Capt. Scott Anderson, Sector Delaware Bay's Commanding o fficer, accepted the 2016 Sparks Award during the 2017 R o A n ational Symposium.

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