11th Coast Guard District: Active Duty and Reserve Enlisted Persons of the Year 2012

11th Coast Guard District: Active Duty and Reserve Enlisted Persons of the Year 2012


I’m proud to say these nominees represent the future leadership of the Coast Guard; our future command master chiefs, our future commanding officers
and maybe even our future flag officers. Tonight two of you will have the privilege to represent all of
us here at District Eleven both active duty and reserve. Congratulations to all of you and to this year’s
winners. Good luck and enjoy the ride. The 2011, District Eleven region reserve enlisted person of the year
is MK2 Michael Caliguire, Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team. (Applause) The 2011, District Eleven region active duty enlisted person of the
year is, BM2 Calogero Lograsso, Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin. (Applause) …The last line in the creed of the Coast Guardsman says, ‘With God’s help I shall
endeavor to one of his noblest works in the United States Coast Guardsman,’ and tonight you are honored as the noblest of the noblest in this year. Thank you very much for being
a part of this night and thank you very much for letting me be part of it as well. I’d just like to thank my family, my command, everyone who put me
in for this award, and who’s been with me since day one and just really helped me through day to day Coast Guard
aspects, you know I couldn’t have done it without them. I just want to thank everyone at the strike team. It was definitely a team effort.
We all worked together. And thank the CO and XO and our Ops boss. We put in long hours and long arduous days away from home and every time
we called Petty Officer Caliguire he has always answered and performed outstanding. Wherever he’s been he’s represented the Coast Guard, he’s represented the
strike team very well and we’re so very proud of him. He does drive the boat pretty darn good, whether it’s the cutter or the small boat. We’ve
had two striker BM’s and he’s helped both of those guys get through it pretty quick. He’s not afraid to stay late and help those guys get whatever
they need to get done. So we’re really proud of him…

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