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A sample of my photography done as a 2nd Class Petty Officer/Public Affairs Specialist in the United States Coast Guard Reserves. In 2012 I serve… Read More
A sample of my photography done as a 2nd Class Petty Officer/Public Affairs Specialist in the United States Coast Guard Reserves. In 2012 I served in District Thirteen under Chief Petty Officer Robert K. Lanier, a great mentor with over 20 years in the USCG! As for me; six months down, nineteen and a half years to go! ;) Read Less
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The Guardian Ethos

I am America’s Maritime Guardian.
I serve the citizens of the United States.
I will protect them.
I will defend them.
I will save them.
I am their Shield.
For them I am Semper Paratus.
I live the Coast Guard Core Values.
I am a Guardian.
We are the United States Coast Guard. 
 
 
"[T]he Ethos ... defines the essence of the Coast Guard and could be viewed as the contract the Coast Guard and its members make with the nation and its citizens."
- Admiral Thad Allen, 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard (2006-2010)
 
 
 
 
 
A few of the images shot my first 3 months "on the job" with the USCG...