USERRA

My name is Commander Elizabeth Watson. I am a drilling reservist assigned to Contingency Planning and Force Readiness at Sector Puget Sound. I appreciate the opportunity to appear as a guest blogger and share information about my experience with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

I received my commission in 1995 and was on active duty until 2002, with an 18 month break in service under the Care of Newborn Child Program. In early 2003, I began my civilian career and transitioned to the Coast Guard reserve. For over five years, I have served as an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for the State of Oregon. I specialize in employment cases, mostly work separations. I have heard over 4,000 cases during my tenure. As an ALJ, I have seen the impact of military service in the reserve component from the employer’s perspective as well as the servicemember’s. Additionally, as an officer that has served on both voluntary and involuntary active duty, I have a heightened awareness of the impact military service has on the employer/employee relationship.

When recalled under Title 14 in late May 2010, I took military leave from my ALJ job. As the respone continued, I saw my involvement in the response continuing indefinitely. I resigned my position. Between May 2010 and April 2011, I served on active duty here at the Sector, in D.C, and in New Orleans with few breaks in between. When the dust finally settled, I contacted the Chief ALJ of my agency to apply for re-employment. I involved the agency’s human resources staff from the beginning. The human resources personnel took over and guided me through the re-employment process. I began work again in May 2011 and I remain employed with the agency to this day.

As I was working with my agency’s staff, I was also consulting with staff from Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR). My contact was our guest speaker at the April 2011 reserve all hands. He provided me with information about Ombudsman services, to educate my employer about USERRA and resolve any issues that might arise between me and my employer.

Through my experience, I learned a few lessons:

1. Keep feeding the goodwill bank with the employer. This isn’t my line, but one I heard long ago from one of our senior leaders. Yes, technically my job is protected under USERRA. I don’t have to work with my employer, I suppose. But I try to. I have left them on a moment’s notice twice now to serve on active duty. If I can give them notice and work with them on annual training dates and drill dates, I do it. They have been good to me and I feel I owe them this courtesy.

2. Don’t quit. I learned this from my ESGR contact. I should have notified my employer I was going on active duty orders. Instead, I quit while I was on approved military leave. What was I thinking?

3. Keep Human Resources in the loop. Not all managers are experts in USERRA. I believe that part of the reason my re-employment with the state went as smoothly as it did was because of early involvement by our human resources staff. Don’t assume your manager knows USERRA.

4. Educate yourself now. While going through the re-employment process, I spent much time researching whether I had to provide orders to the employer, how much notice I had to provide prior to deployment in order to protect my employment rights, what services were available through ESGR, etc. As part of my readiness plan, I could have had that information up front. One less thing to worry about when faced with a short notice deployment.

An ESGR representative briefs us every year at the reserve all hands. Listen. Engage them now, before a deployment, to make sure you are fully informed of your rights and the resources available to both you and the employer as you move through a deployment process.

v/r,

CDR Elizabeth Watson

CORE – Concept of Reserve Employment

The CORE ALCOAST is out for our SELRES.  Concept of Reserve Employment is a defining doctrine to model our reserve workforce for the next generation.  Anticipate several follow on ALCOAST that will be competency specific to provide gates for our workforce to plan for.
Remember the big 3 that I would like to emphasize as we manage the Force:
1. Admin Metrics
2. Competencies – (CORE)
3. Advancements
CORE is all about competencies.
Exciting times indeed for our ResFor.  More to follow.
R/
CDR Geoff “Jawff” Warren
Sector Puget Sound SRO
Http://Pugetsoundguardians.wordpress.com
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R 121738Z MAY 11

ALCOAST 246/11
COMDTNOTE 16000
SUBJ: CONCEPT OF RESERVE EMPLOYMENT (CORE)
1. THIS ALCOAST ANNOUNCES THE CONCEPT OF RESERVE EMPLOYMENT (CORE) PROJECT, A MULTI-YEAR UNDERTAKING TO MANAGE RESERVE PERSONNEL ALLOWANCES, RECRUITING,  MOBILIZATION, AND TRAINING SO AS TO MAINTAIN AN OPTIMAL MIX OF NEEDED COMPETENCIES FOR COAST GUARD OPERATIONAL COMMANDERS.
2. THE “CONCEPT” ANIMATING CORE IS THAT THE SIZE, SHAPE, AND TRAINING OF THE COAST GUARD RESERVE SHOULD DERIVE FROM THE SEVEN CAPABILITIES (BOAT OPERATIONS, CONTINGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE, EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE, MARINE SAFETY, PORT SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MISSION SUPPORT) AND THREE RESERVE ROLES (MARITIME HOMELAND SECURITY, NATIONAL DEFENSE AND DOMESTIC DISASTER OPERATIONS) IDENTIFIED IN THE
2010 RESERVE POLICY STATEMENT AND FROM REQUIREMENTS DEFINED BY THE DEPUTY COMMANDANTS FOR OPERATIONS AND MISSION SUPPORT.
3. CORE IS INTENDED TO SUPPORT ALL FOUR PRIORITIES IN THE 2011
COMMANDANTS DIRECTION: SUSTAIN MISSION EXCELLENCE, RECAPITALIZE AND BUILD CAPACITY, ENHANCE CRISIS RESPONSE AND MANAGEMENT, AND PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE.  WHEN ALL PHASES OF THE PROJECT ARE COMPLETE, CORE WILL HAVE HELPED BUILD A RESERVE FORCE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO PROVIDE KNOWN LEVELS AND TYPES OF CAPABILITY.
4. THE FIRST PHASE OF CORE IS INFORMING RESERVISTS AND THEIR COMMANDS OF SERVICE EXPECTATIONS FOR ENLISTED COMPETENCIES FOR EACH RATING AND EACH RESERVE CAPABILITY.  COMDT (CG-13) WILL ISSUE A SERIES OF SEVEN ALCOASTS COVERING COMPETENCIES OF THE SEVEN COAST GUARD RESERVE
CAPABILITIES.  WHEN ALL OF THESE ALCOASTS ARE PUBLISHED, EVERY RESERVIST WILL HAVE A TRACKLINE WITH WAYPOINTS INDICATING WHAT COMPETENCIES THEY ARE REQUIRED TO ATTAIN AND MAINTAIN AT EACH PAY GRADE THAT ALIGNS TO THE MISSION REQUIREMENTS OF THEIR AUGMENTED UNIT AND THEIR RATING.  THIS DOCTRINE WILL PROVIDE CLARITY TO TRAINING PLANS.
5. ADDITIONAL CORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT WWW.USCG.MIL/RESERVE/CONCEPT(UNDERSCORE)OF(UNDERSCORE)EMPLOYMENT.ASP.
6. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: CAPT JOHN J. ANCELLOTTI, OFFICE: 202-475-5439, E-MAIL: JOHN.J.ANCELLOTTI(AT)USCG.MIL, OR CDR MICHAEL B. BEE, OFFICE: 202-475-5441, E-MAIL: MICHAEL.B.BEE(AT)USCG.MIL.
7. RADM P.F. ZUKUNFT, ASST COMDT FOR MARINE SAFETY, SECURITY AND STEWARDSHIP, RDML V.B. ATKINS, ASST COMDT FOR CAPABILITIES, RDML S.L. STOSZ, DIRECTOR OF RESERVE AND LEADERSHIP SEND.
8. INTERNET RELEASED AUTHORIZED.

Reserve All Hands Readiness Weekend Approaching

On April 9, Sector Puget Sound Reservists will be working toward increasing their readiness and preparing for their readiness evaluation on Sunday 10 April 2011. This April All Hands meets the requirements set forth by PACAREA for the Annual Mobilization Exercise.

RDAs/Team Leaders will be conducting a personnel inspection. Starting at 0730, Medical and Admin will have staff available to conduct bi-annual weigh-ins, HIV testing, Small Pox Vaccines and any other needed vaccines.  An overdue immunization list will be run the week of April 9 and provided to RDA’s prior to the start of the weekend.   The ID card desk will also be open for any members requiring a new or updated ID.

Members will also be provided the opportunity to have PQS signed off.  PQS books and position specific guides are available on Homeport.

All hands should know their WQSB position and have a completed and signed Family Emergency Preparedness Plan. Members may do this on Saturday April 9 or any time before. CPFR recommends using the template on this website http://ready.adcouncil.org/beprepared/fep/index.jsp

Ensure all contact information is up to date in AWS and Direct Access because the system will be tested. Completion of all Mandated Training “A” will be verified by RFRS staff prior to dismissal. MT “A” is completed on the Portal and was ordered to be complete by 01Mar 2011. All MT “A” must be verified in Calendar Year 2011.

CPFR, what do I need to bring to the All Hands on Sunday April 10th? To earn the highest readiness score possible, bring the following items with you:
WQSB position specific PPE
WQSB Go Kit (know your position!)
Family Emergency Preparedness Plan (signed by supervisor)
Government Credit Card
CAC Reader
Government Issued ID card
PQS Qualification book (s)
Individual Training Plan (ITP)
Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Copies of certificates for ICS training if not entered in CGBI

Let’s get ready!

v/r,

LCDR Potter (guest blogger)

D13 Honors Enlisted Persons of the Year

On March 18, 2011, the Chief Petty Officer’s Association and the Reserve Officer’s Association held a dinner to recognize the District 13 Enlisted Person of the Year (EPOY) and the District 13 Reserve Person of the Year (REPOY).  The D13 EPOY for 2011 active duty is Seaman Elisabeth Hanna who is currently attending BM A school. D13 REPOY is MST2 Melanie Quintana who is currently mobilized for Deepwater Horizon response.  SN Hanna and MST2 Quintana were flown in for the ceremony. Both received gifts from the Navy League, Starbucks and USAA and are being considered for the Coast Guard wide EPOY and REPOY along with individuals selected from other units.

Other District 13 nominees for the EPOY honor were:

Reserve:
MK2 Geoffrey Anderson
DC1 Mary Boone
MK2 Ryan Chandler
IT1 Matthew Kraus
BM2 Todd Robinson

Active Duty:
MK2 Ryan Bailey
SNBM Stuart Balaban
BM3 Daniel Beekman
IT2 Samuel Breuer
EM2 Jarod Chick
DC2 Cameron Copelin
SK1 Bobby Griffin
FN Thomas Kelsey
BM1 Kevin Knutsen
SK1 Robert Martin
SN Chantal Newell
BM3 Veronica Olson
HS1 Deana Palmisano
EM1 Jake Rollins
FS1 Douglas Vankampen
SK1 John Jackson
MK1 Matthew Watson

National Women’s History Month

March is designated as Women’s History Month.  A month to recognize all the outstanding women currently serving in the United States Coast Guard as well as those women in the past that have served before us.  Women such as Dorothy Stratton, Olivia Hooker, Beverly Kelly and Diane Bucci were all inspirational women who achieved significant “firsts” for women in the Coast Guard.  We should all be proud of their achievements as well as the many recognizable achievements of women that serve today.  Please take the time to read the message below from the Commandant regarding Women’s History Month.

 v/r,
LCDR Beckmann 

R 282211Z FEB 11
ALCOAST 076/11
COMDTNOTE 5350
SUBJ: 2011 NATIONAL WOMENS HISTORY MONTH
1. SHIPMATES, MARCH IS DESIGNATED AS NATIONAL WOMENS HISTORY MONTH. IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECOGNIZE THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF AMERICAN WOMEN. THIS YEARS THEME IS “OUR HISTORY IS OUR STRENGTH”.
2. COAST GUARD HISTORY IS ENRICHED WITH NAMES LIKE DOROTHY STRATTON, OLIVIA HOOKER, BEVERLY KELLY, AND DIANE BUCCI, WHO ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANT “FIRSTS” ON BEHALF OF WOMEN IN THE COAST GUARD.  HOWEVER, THE REAL STORY IS THE THOUSANDS OF COAST GUARD WOMEN WHO SIMPLY PERFORM THEIR DUTIES DAY IN AND DAY OUT – WHETHER AS ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVE, CIVILIAN, OR AUXILIARY MEMBERS. AS THE NUMBERS OF WOMEN IN OUR SERVICE HAVE GROWN, SO HAS THE IMPACT OF THEIR SERVICE WHICH TODAY SPANS THE ENTIRE PORTFOLIO OF COAST GUARD  OPERATIONAL, MISSION SUPPORT, AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES. OUR COAST GUARD COULD NOT FUNCTION AT THE HIGH LEVEL IT DOES WITHOUT THE DEDICATION, HARD WORK, AND LEADERSHIP OF OUR COAST GUARD WOMEN.
3. I ENCOURAGE CG UNITS AND COMMANDS TO RECOGNIZE THE MANY
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS THAT WOMEN HAVE MADE – AND CONTINUE TO MAKE – TO OUR SERVICE AND OUR NATION.
4. ADM BOB PAPP, COMMANDANT, SENDS.
5. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.

2011 EPOY Awards Banquet

 The Chief Petty Officer’s Association in conjunction with the Reserve Officer’s Association is hosting the Enlisted Person of the Year Awards Banquet on Friday 18 March 2011 in the Base Seattle Gym.  This ceremony is to recognize the 2010 Active Duty and Reserve nominees for these prestigious awards.  Admiral Blore will be the keynote speaker.  Dinner will be a buffet-style prepared by the Base Seattle Galley staff, including delicious beef, chicken and fish options.  Reservations and advance payment in the amount of $28 are required by 11 March 2011.   For more information please visit the D13 website or contact LT Lee Northcutt.

All hands are highly encouraged to attend!

v/r,
LCDR Beckmann

Sector Puget Sound wins FY 2010 Bud Sparks Award

Sector Puget Sound has received the 2010 Bud Sparks Award (for large units).  This national reserve award recognizes individual and collective contributions to the Sector enhancing our total mission performance.  As you may recall, Sector Puget Sound was a runner-up to the RADM Bennett Sparks Award recipient in FY 2009.  In FY 2010, in addition to complete mission integration, Sector Puget Sound Reserve members’ specific national contributions included responses to Haiti and DWHZ. Sector Puget Sound continues to achieve unparalleled results in its Reserve readiness.  Sector Puget Sound is truly a model unit for the optimization of readiness and integrated operational impact.

Bravo Zulu!

r/
LCDR Beckmann

 R 191547Z JAN 11
FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-13//
TO ALCOAST
SUBJ: FY10 COAST GUARD RESERVE NATIONAL AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT
1. I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THE 2010 COAST GUARD RESERVE NATIONAL AWARDS. THIS YEAR WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL AND HAITI EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE EFFORTS. DEEPWATER HORIZON WAS THE LARGEST RECALL OF THE COAST GUARD SELECTED RESERVE SINCE 9/11. THESE MONUMENTAL RESPONSES SHOWCASED THE STRENGTH AND VALUE OF THE RESERVE FORCE, AND IT GIVES ME GREAT PRIDE TO ANNOUNCE OUR WINNERS. BRAVO ZULU.
A. THE ADMIRAL RUSSELL R. WAESCHE AWARD IS AWARDED TO THE
DISTRICT OR DOG THAT BEST MAXIMIZED COAST GUARD RESERVE READINESS DURING THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR:
(1) CATEGORY 1 (DISTRICTS WITH FEWER THAN 600 SELRES):
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE THIRTEENTH COAST GUARD DISTRICT, WHICH RANKED FIRST IN ADMINISTRATIVE READINESS METRICS WITH AN OVERALL SCORE OF 84.4 PERCENT FOR FY10. USING INDIVIDUAL TRAINING PLANS AS A PLANNING TOOL, APPROXIMATELY 14 PERCENT OF THE 386 ASSIGNED RESERVE PERSONNEL ATTENDED FORMAL TRAINING SCHOOLS. AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE THIRTEENTH DISTRICTS TRAINING AND READINESS EFFORTS, 54 PERCENT OF ALL RESERVISTS WERE MOBILIZED IN SUPPORT OF THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL, MANY WITHIN 72 HOURS OF NOTICE.
(2) CATEGORY 2 (DISTRICTS, OR THE DOG, WITH 600 OR MORE SELRES):
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SEVENTH COAST GUARD DISTRICT, WHICH LED ALL DISTRICTS WITH A COMPETENCY FULFILLMENT SCORE OF 15. CONTINGENCY READINESS OF THE DISTRICTS RESERVISTS MADE POSSIBLE THE EVACUATION OF MORE THAN 15,000 PEOPLE FROM HAITI, INCLUDING AMERICAN CITIZENS AND CRITICALLY INJURED HAITIANS. READINESS OF SEVENTH DISTRICT RESERVISTS TO RESPOND TO THIS CONTINGENCY RESULTED IN MORE THAN 100 RESERVISTS RECEIVING INDIVIDUAL AND UNIT AWARDS, 15 JOINT SERVICE AWARDS AND A UNIT COMMENDATION FOR THE SEVENTH DISTRICT IN RESPONSE TO THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE.
B. THE REAR ADMIRAL BENNETT “BUD” SPARKS AWARD IS AWARDED TO A UNIT OTHER THAN A DISTRICT OR THE DOG BASED ON THE EXTENT OF COAST GUARD RESERVE READINESS DURING THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR:
(1) CATEGORY 1 (UNITS WITH FEWER THAN 100 SELRES): CONGRATULATIONS TO STATION PORT CANAVERAL, WHOSE RESERVISTS WORKED SIDE BY SIDE WITH ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS IN FOUR NASA SPACE SHUTTLE MISSIONS AND EIGHT UNMANNED ROCKET LAUNCHES, RESULTING IN 1300 UNDERWAY HOURS. STATION PORT CANAVERALS ABILITY TO PERFORM THESE OPERATIONS IS DUE TO RESERVISTS COMPLETING 97 PERCENT OF THEIR TRAINING AND INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND MEMBERS COMPLETING 91 PERCENT OF IDT AND 98 PERCENT OF ADT.

(2) CATEGORY 2 (UNITS WITH 100 OR MORE SELRES): CONGRATULATIONS TO SECTOR PUGET SOUND, WHICH MOBILIZED NEARLY HALF OF ASSIGNED RESERVISTS TO SUPPORT THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL RESPONSE. ADDITIONALLY, RESERVISTS COMPLETED 85 PERCENT OF ALL SECTOR PUGET SOUNDS TRANSFER MONITORS AND CONDUCTED 120 PORT STATE CONTROL EXAMS REPRESENTING 20 PERCENT OF THE SECTORS VESSEL EXAMS.
C. THE RESERVE OUTSTANDING JUNIOR OFFICER AWARD (ROJO)RECOGNIZES THE OUTSTANDING JUNIOR OFFICER WHO MADE NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COAST GUARD, DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP ABILITIES, EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE OF COAST GUARD DUTIES, SIGNIFICANT CIVIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND DEDICATION TO LIFE LONG LEARNING, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION: CONGRATULATIONS TO LT ERNEST N. BROWN, FROM SECTOR JACKSONVILLE. LT BROWN WROTE AND IMPLEMENTED THE RESERVE OPSOUTH INSTRUCTION AND TRANSITION PLAN WHICH IS NOW USED AS THE SECTOR RESPONSE DEPT ADMIN AND TRAINING SOP. AS A SURFACE SURVEILLANCE OFFICER FOR NASA SHUTTLE OPS, LT BROWN OVERSAW THE OPERATIONS OF 60 PERSONNEL AND 10 MILLION DOLLARS OF CG ASSETS. WHILE SERVING AS OPS SECTION CHIEF DURING THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL RESPONSE, LT BROWN REPRESENTED THE INCIDENT COMMAND POST IN THE NATIONAL MEDIA AND LED A FOUR MAN TEAM WHICH DESIGNED AND CREATED A SUCCESSFUL NEAR-SHORE RECOVERY DEVICE WITHIN A WEEK. LT BROWN CONTINUES TO FACILITATE A JOINT TASK FORCE ON DERELICT VESSELS WHICH HAS RESULTED IN THE REMOVAL OF OVER 100 VESSELS AND 400 GALLONS OF FUEL. LT BROWN SERVES AS A UNITED WAY DEPARTMENT CAMPAIGN MANAGER AND AS A MEMBER OF THE CHRISTIAN SERVICE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES ADVISORY BOARD.
D. THE RESERVE CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARD
RECOGNIZES THE OUTSTANDING RESERVE CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER WHO EXCELLED AS A MILITARY LEADER THROUGH CONTINUED EDUCATION, PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS, DECORATIONS AND COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: CONGRATULATIONS TO WEPS3 DENNIS DAVIS OF ATLANTIC AREA, WHO PLAYED A CRITICAL ROLE IN SUPPORT OF THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL RESOPNSE. IN ADDITION, AS A NATIONAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER FOR ZOLL, WEPS3 DAVIS WORKS WITH THE MILITARY MEDICAL SYSTEM FROM BATTLEFIELD TO BEDSIDE. WEPS3 DAVIS ALSO SERVES AS ADJUNCT FACULTY AT HAMPTON UNIVERSITY AND INSTRUCTS EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COURSES. WEPS3 DAVIS IS THE COAST GUARDS NOMINEE FOR THE 2011 CW4 MICHAEL J. NOVOSEL AWARD FOR THE RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OUTSTANDING WARRANT OFFICER OF THE YEAR.
E. THE RESERVE FAMILY READINESS AWARD (RFRA) RECOGNIZES THE MOST OUTSTANDING FAMILY READINESS PROGRAM WITHIN EACH RESERVE COMPONENT AND IS SPONSORED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR RESERVE AFFAIRS: CONGRATULATIONS TO MARINE SAFETY AND SECURITY TEAM LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH (MSST LA/LB), WHICH COMPLETED BACK TO BACK DEPLOYMENTS TO JOINT TASK FORCE GUANTANAMO AND THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL RESPONSE, PERFORMING SUPERBLY AT BOTH. MSST LA/LB ESTABLISHED A 100 PERCENT RESERVE FAMILY CONTACT RATING AND WELCOMED ALL NEW MEMBERS AND FAMILIES WITH WELCOME ABOARD PACKAGES WHICH WERE PROMPTLY FOLLOWED UP BY THE UNITS OMBUDSMAN WHO WAS EXCEPTIONALLY PROACTIVE. THE COMMAND WAS INNOVATIVE BY HOSTING MULTI-AGENCY FAMILY READINESS BRIEFS AND RECOGNZING EMPLOYER SACRIFICES BY HOSTING AN EMPLOYER APPRECIATION DAY.
2. THE SELECTIONS MADE BY THE COAST GUARD RESERVE AWARDS PANEL WERE BASED ON DATA FROM COAST GUARD BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, THE TRAINING MANAGEMENT TOOL, DIRECT ACCESS, AND THE NARRATIVES SUBMITTED. THE RESERVE AWARDS PANEL MEMBERS WERE:
A. CAPT ROBERT H. CARMACK, PRESIDENT
B. LT TROY E. FRYAR
C. LT JAKE D. FERREIRA
D. CWO4 DEBORAH M. TURNER
E. SKCM MARY FOWLKES
F. MCPO ATHAN R. KRAMER
G. BM1 LAWRENCE N. CLARK
3. THE AWARDS NOTED IN PARAGRAPH 1.A, 1.B, 1.C, AND 1.D WILL BE PRESENTED TO REPRESENTATIVES OF EACH RECIPIENT UNIT AND RECIPIENTS OF INDIVIDUAL AWARDS AT THE 2011 ROA NATIONAL CONVENTION TO BE HELD 31 JANUARY TO 2 FEBRUARY 2011 IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THE RESERVE FAMILY READINESS AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED BY OASD/RA ON 18 FEBRUARY 2011 AT THE PENTAGON, ARLINGTON, VA.
4. POC: CWO4 GEORGE RUBESHA, COMDT (CG-1313), PHONE (202) 475-5477, E-MAIL GEORGE.M.RUBESHA(AT)USCG.MIL.
5. RDML SANDRA L. STOSZ, DIRECTOR OF RESERVE AND LEADERSHIP, SENDS.
6. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.
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