ISS1 2018

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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a wa R ds Joint Service Commendation Medal CAPT Alan Tubbs Coast Guard Commendation Medal LT Andrew Fiddes LT Michael Carney CWO Pamela Arts-Smith CWO Theodore Brown PO1 Joseph D'Amico Coast Guard Achievement Medal LTJG Timothy Slater LTJG Edward Sandlin LTJG Chad Luettel MCPO Dale Wood CPO Jason Bal CPO John Cuoghi CPO Ralph Ricapito CPO John Simpson PO1 Forrest Gladman PO1 Virgil Kiger PO1 Matthew Ott PO1 Brian Padgett PO1 Andrew Webster PO1 Eric Zupan PO2 Joyce Ammay Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon CPO Terrence Mullen PO1 Aldo Agard PO3 Corey Brown PO1 Deena Corwin MCPO Shawn Crossan PO2 Brian Donaghey PO1 Lucas Draime PO1 Brian Dunn PO1 Adam Ferguson PO2 Mark Gill PO2 Shane Haupt PO2 Kyle Herndon PO2 James Hurst PO3 Ryan Kelly PO3 Edward Klein PO2 Timothy McDaniel PO3 Patrick McKenna PO1 John McNellis PO2 Kathryn Montgomery PO2 Thomas Morley PO1 Danny Ojibway PO1 Brian Peters CPO John Platts PO2 Michael Porvaznik PO1 Nathan Rau PO2 Thomas Rice PO1 John Rinnier PO3 Jamie Schroeder PO2 Brannon Simpson PO2 Bryant Stephens PO1 Mark Stephens PO1 Jeremy Thorndyke PO2 Nicholas Wagner PO1 Robert Wood Joint Meritorious Unit Award CDR Michelle Watson LT Cmdr. Johna Rossetti CWO Anastasia Devlin CPO Derek Gawrilow CPO Shane Stidman CPO Elizabeth H. Bordelon t aps Chief Petty Officer Scott Johnson, USCGR, 46, of New Britain, Conn., passed away Aug. 16, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Caroline, and their three sons, Zackary, Benjamin, and Jacob, as well as his mother and his brother. Chief Johnson joined the Coast Guard in 1998, and served eight years on active duty as a damage controlman before transitioning into the Reserve; he retired last year after 19 years of service. In 2007, he graduated from the Connecticut Fire Academy and joined the New Britain Fire Department, where he served with NBFD Engine Co. 2, NBFD Engine Co. 8, and the Fleet and Facilities Division. During Chief Johnson's Coast Guard career, he served on the Coast Guard Cutters G ALLATIN and R ELIANCE , and, at the time of his death, he had recently retired from the Department of Engineering at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery alongside his father, Roy, a retired Marine Corps staff sergeant. He is loved and missed by his family, friends, coworkers, and shipmates. Petty Officer 1st Class Kenneth M. Copeland, 58, USCGR, of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Sheila and two sets of twin sons, Nile and Noah, 13, and James and Jonah, 10, as well as his siblings, David, Robert and Jennifer, and their families. He was born Nov. 26, 1959, in Houma, La., and later moved to Houston. He attained a bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University, and later worked as a corrections officer in California and a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles. Petty Officer Copeland joined the San Marcos Police Department in 1998, and less than a year later, enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserve. He served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and at the time of his death, he was assigned to Sector Corpus Christi, Texas. Officer Copeland served nearly 20 years as a law enforcement officer in the San Marcos Police Department and the Coast Guard, respectively. He also found time to give back to his community, serving as a den leader with Pack 35. He will be missed by his family, friends, fellow law enforcement officers and his Coast Guard family. e ditor's note: Let us know who's getting awards! There is no central "award repository;" we publish reservists' awards as we are notified by their individual units. Tell us who's awesome at 54 RESERVIST � Issue 1 • 2018

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