Coast Guard All Hands sends out a bravo zulu to Petty Officer 1st Class Chase Severns, executive petty officer at Aids to Navigation Team Kennewick. Severns was named the 2013 Navy Times Coast Guardsman of the Year in a ceremony in Washington, D.C.,to recognize the 2013 Military Times Service Members of the Year. Specifically, he was recognized for his time aboard Coast Guard Cutter Haddock where he served as operations petty officer, tranining petty officer and senior coxswain.
“[Severns’] strategic planning was instrumental in making Haddock the most successful patrol boat in counter-narcotics operations in Coast Guard Pacific for 2012,” said Lt. j.g. Anthony Myers, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Haddock, in an interview with the Navy Times.
In addition to his operational accomplishments, Severns is dedicated to working in the community as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and running in charity races to support causes he believes in. His shipmates highlight the extra effort he makes to ensure those around him succeed in their missions and lives, calling him a role model.
Severns has big plans for his Coast Guard career, “I want to keep moving forward and eventually, hopefully, be the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard.”
To read more about Severns and his accomplishments, visit his official citation on the Navy Times website. And, please use the comment section below to leave your own BZ for Petty Officer Severns.