Tag: Barry Hollenbeck

Cadence Contest 2013: In the Coast Guard

Chief Petty Officer Barry Hollenbeck poses in front of the Coast Guard Ethos at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., after the internet release of his marching cadence “In the Coast Guard” Sept. 26, 2013. Hollenbeck, a company commander at Training Center Cape May, has been selected as one of the Coast Guard’s Top 5 Cadence authors of 2013. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska.

Chief Petty Officer Barry Hollenbeck had just reported to Coast Guard Sector New York in the summer of 2010 to serve as a team leader in the safety and security operations branch when the call came in. Hollenbeck was to report to Hopedale, La., in support of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill response to lead the decontamination assessment team at the Hopedale Incident Command Post. Hollenbeck had not even had a chance to unpack from his family’s recent move from Virginia, and he left his wife, Sine, and their two children in a sea of boxes to answer the call.