The Zylawy brothers, Roman, Kenley and Wyatt all have a love of music and a strong sense to serve their country. Twins Roman and Kenley enlisted at the same time and went through boot camp together while younger brother Wyatt followed in their footsteps a few years later. They have all found their shipmates have become their extended family.
I’ve been working with the Coast Guard almost my whole adult life and now my daughter also works for the Coast Guard. As part of the Coast Guard family, I maintain a unique bond with active duty members as I support them in performing the Coast Guard’s challenging maritime missions. I am a civilian. I am a shipmate. As a shipmate, I often ask myself, “What makes a good shipmate?” When it comes to sexual assault prevention and response, being a shipmate is about staying informed and taking action.
We are steadfast in our resolve to truly make the Service a zero tolerance environment for sexual assault. As shipmates, each and every person in the Coast Guard has a shared responsibility to make this change. We will not stand by when one of our shipmates has fallen victim to sexual assault nor will we serve in silence with someone who has committed a crime against another.