14th Coast Guard District recognizes Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year

Coast Guardsman recognized as the 14th Coast Guard District's reserve enlisted person of the yearHONOLULU – Petty Officer 1st Class Alfred C. Jurison III was recognized as the 2014 reserve enlisted person of the year during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Friday.

Jurison, a boatswain’s mate assigned to Coast Guard Station Honolulu, was recalled to active service in 2014 as an instructor for Pacific Command, Joint Interagency Task Force West where he frequently deployed throughout the Pacific with the Navy teaching basic maritime law enforcement fundamentals to 160 students from four partner nations. While on a mission to the Maldives in June 2014, Jurison demonstrated extensive first aid knowledge when stabilizing an international student following an accident.

As a Response Boat-Small coxswain, Jurison qualified four reserve boat crew members and created a personalized training plan for each.

Jurison volunteered by donating blankets to orphanages in Bangladesh and, locally, in campaigns that raised awareness for AIDS, heart disease and strokes as well as safer driving practices.

The REPOY Program is designed to recognize exemplary men and women from the active and reserve enlisted work force who are top performers and reflect the Coast Guard’s core values of “Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty.”

Considered the “best and brightest” from the field, REPOY recipients are selected by a panel of senior enlisted members and evaluated against a set of established criteria that includes performance, work ethics, military bearing, standards of conduct and a strong community service commitment.

The regional winners are eligible for national honors along with their peers from other Coast Guard regions across the nation. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Steven W. Cantrell, will recognize the national winners in an award ceremony later this spring.

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