17th District chief of prevention retires

Coast Guard Alaska News
Capt. Adam Shaw, chief of prevention, Coast Guard 17th District, retired at the Juneau, Alaska, Arts & Culture Center March 14, 2013.

Shaw’s retirement ceremony celebrated more than 25 years of service for the Coast Guard, including stations across the U.S. and as far away as the Netherlands.

Shaw was joined by his wife and three children, including his son, Coast Guard Academy Cadet Allen Shaw who read the traditional nautical poem, “The Watch.”

Capt. Adam Shaw, chief of prevention, Coast Guard 17th District, receives an American flag during his retirement ceremony from Capt. Greg Sanial, chief of response, 17th District, at the Juneau, Alaska, Arts & Culture Center March 14, 2013. Shaw's retirement ceremony celebrated more than 25 years of service for the Coast Guard, including stations across the U.S. and as far away as the Netherlands. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst

Capt. Adam Shaw, chief of prevention, Coast Guard 17th District, receives an American flag during his retirement ceremony from Capt. Greg Sanial, chief of response, 17th District, at the Juneau, Alaska, Arts & Culture Center March 14, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Capt. Adam Shaw, chief of prevention, Coast Guard 17th District, helps his wife, Christine Shaw, onto the Juneau, Alaska, Arts & Culture Center stage during his retirement ceremony March 14, 2013. Shaw was joined by his wife and three children as he was recognized for more than 25 years of Coast Guard service, including eight years in Alaska and six years in Juneau. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst

Capt. Adam Shaw, chief of prevention, Coast Guard 17th District, helps his wife, Christine Shaw, onto the Juneau, Alaska, Arts & Culture Center stage during his retirement ceremony March 14, 2013. . U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst

Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell presents Capt. Adam Shaw, chief of prevention, Coast Guard 17th District, with a letter of appreciation from Gov. Sean Parnell during Shaw's retirement ceremony at the Juneau, Alaska, Arts & Culture Center March 14, 2013. Shaw's voluntary retirement after more than 25 years of Coast Guard service drew a large crowd of friends, family and shipmates to congratulate him and look back on his storied career. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst

Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell presents Capt. Adam Shaw, chief of prevention, Coast Guard 17th District, with a letter of appreciation from Gov. Sean Parnell during Shaw’s retirement ceremony at the Juneau, Alaska, Arts & Culture Center March 14, 2013.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst

Coast Guard Academy Cadet Allen Shaw reads the traditional nautical poem, "The Watch," during a retirement ceremony for his father, Capt. Adam Shaw, chief of prevention, Coast Guard 17th District, at the Juneau, Alaska, Arts & Culture Center March 14, 2013. Cadet Shaw is following in his father's footsteps by attending the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst

Coast Guard Academy Cadet Allen Shaw reads the traditional nautical poem, “The Watch,” during a retirement ceremony for his father, Capt. Adam Shaw, chief of prevention, Coast Guard 17th District, at the Juneau, Alaska, Arts & Culture Center March 14, 2013. Cadet Shaw is following in his father’s footsteps and attending the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst

 

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