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

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 58 of 63

Newest Reserve Officers Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination (ROCI) Class 1-17 take their oaths of office during a graduation ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, July 14. Rear Adm. Francis Pelkowski was the presiding official at the ceremony, in which 40 new Reserve ensigns were presented their commissions. Photo by PA3 Nicole Barger Coast Guard Reserve Unit NORTHCOM Changes Command Capt. Frank Schaefer, commanding officer of Coast Guard Reserve Unit (CGRU) Northern Command (NORTHCOM) was relieved by Capt. Allen Tubbs Aug. 11 in a time-honored change of command ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo. The presiding official was Rear Adm. Melissa Bert, Deputy Director of Operations for Northern Command. Schaefer took command of CGRU NORTHCOM in November 2014 and served as the principle advisor to the Director of Reserve Forces NORTHCOM on all Coast Guard Reserve matters. One of Captain Schaefer's lasting contributions to the unit was the development of a Reserve/ active duty mentorship program, which was officially recognized as a best practice in the Coast Guard Reserve. Bert presented Schaefer with the Defense Superior Service Medal, and CGRU NORTHCOM received the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal for service in support of NORAD and NORTHCOM from November 2014 to September 2016. The award highlighted the unit's contribution of 360 days of direct support to 12 tier one national exercises and eight national special security events (NSSE), to include VIGILANT SHIELD, ARDENT SENTRY, ARCTIC CHINOOK, INTEGRATED ADVANCE, the Democratic National Convention, the Republican National Convention, Super Bowl 50, Nuclear Summit and World Meeting of Families. Issue 4 • 2017 � RESERVIST 57

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Reservist - ISS4 2017