Reservist

ISS4 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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Reservist wins San Diego NDIA's 2017 "Twice a Citizen" Award Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Shane M. Stidman was the recipient of the 2017 "Twice A Citizen" Award, presented by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) San Diego Chapter. U.S. Navy Capt. Robert Nowakowski, a 2016 recipient, will be presenting the award to Stidman at the Sector San Diego all-hands drill weekend in October. Nominees for the Twice a Citizen Award are members of the local San Diego Guard or Reserve units who have demonstrated outstanding performance, professionalism, leadership, self-sacrifice, and commitment to the country, both as a citizen and in uniform. Stidman received the award as a result of his mobilization for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, as well as volunteering hundreds of hours as a crisis counselor for the Crisis Text Line, where he provides support to victims of domestic violence, substance abuse, depression and eating disorders. Stidman works in Phoenix, Ariz., as a criminal investigator with the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Division, and he serves as a Coast Guard reserve division chief in the Sector San Diego Enforcement Division. Reserve Leadership Visits Sector St. Petersburg Rear Adm. Francis Pelkowski visited Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., in May, taking time to meet with active duty members as well as staying for a drill weekend to talk with reservists. Pelkowski first met with Reserve leadership, visited the Chief's Mess and attended the officers' call. During the subsequent all-hands gathering, he spoke with reservists on a range of topics, including the current budget environment, recapitalization, and the future of the Reserve force. He also spoke about "the four buckets," encompassing PWCS, Expeditionary Warfare, Incident Management and Mission Support. "Ultimately, the goal of the Reserve is readiness," said Pelkowski, "locally, nationally and internationally." The admiral took part in several promotion and reenlistment ceremonies, and he concluded his trip with a visit to Station Sand Key. Thank You for your Support Actor Esai Morales receives a tour of the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo, a 154-foot fast response cutter, from Mayo's commanding officer Lt. Dana Prefer and Cmdr. Christopher Douglas, head of response for Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Cmdr. Gregory Duncan, emergency preparedness liaison officer, Coast Guard 11th District, Nov. 2. Morales, a native of Puerto Rico, thanked the Coast Guardsmen for their support during the response to Hurricane Maria. Photo by CWO3 Anastasia M. Devlin. 56 RESERVIST � Issue 4 • 2017

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