Every year an officer, active duty and reserve, is recognized for leadership that exemplifies the Coast Guard’s core values and for their role in mentoring personnel toward their highest potential. Lt. Cmdr. Josephine Heron’s selfless devotion to others resulted in her selection of this year’s reserve Capt. John G. Witherspoon Inspirational Leadership Award.
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Before her recent transition to the World Maritime University in Sweden where she is a lecturer, Lt. Cmdr. Megan Drewniak worked at Coast Guard Sector Miami where she made such an impact, her command nominated her for both the 2016 Capt. John G. Witherspoon Inspirational Leadership Award and the 2016 Military Times Coast Guardsman of the Year.
Chief Petty Officer Timothy Soboleski, a reserve electrician’s mate stationed at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, Michigan, carries on the chief’s strong tradition of enlisted leadership. Soboleski was recognized for his leadership when he was awarded the 2015 Master Chief Angela M. McShan Inspirational Leadership Award – Reserves.
Ken Stuart, Coast Guard Sector Northern New England’s Lead Command Center Controller, has served with distinction, committed himself in his daily work, and championed workplace improvements throughout his 34-year Coast Guard Career. His outstanding efforts and results made him not only a candidate, but ultimately the recipient of the 2016 George R. Putnam Inspirational Leadership Award. Named after the first commissioner of the Lighthouse Service, the George R. Putnam Inspirational Leadership Award is a prestigious national award that recognizes a Coast Guard civilian employee who exemplifies the Coast Guard’s leadership philosophy, principles, and core values.
The Coast Guard has a rich history of outstanding leaders; men and women who have distinguished themselves by their actions and set them apart from their peers. Aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Seattle, one high performing crewmember set herself apart from all others. Petty Officer 1st Class Jessica Worden, a food service specialist (FS), was recently honored with the Douglas A. Munro Award for Inspirational Leadership.
“His lead-by-example and family-first leadership style, positively impacted not only his team, but members up and down the chain of command at Sector Corpus Christi,” said Lt. Cmdr. James Spitler, engineering officer, Sector Corpus Christi. That leadership style has set Chief Petty Officer Florisi, an aviation survival technician at Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, apart at his unit. Florisi was recently recognized with the 2015 Master Chief Angela M. McShan Inspirational Leadership award. He was selected from a group of 32 other nominees nationwide.
“Treat others the way you would like to be treated.” For some people, this statement is commonly known as the Golden Rule. For Lt. j.g. Cathleen Giguere, it’s a motto that has guided her every step of her Coast Guard journey.