Coast Guard Announces Engineering Award Winners

Washington – The Coast Guard announced the winners of the 2008 American Society of Naval Engineers awards on Friday.  The awards were established to recognize outstanding contributions to the Coast Gaurd naval engineering program.

The Perry Award was awarded to Lieutenant Thomas Lowry, Engineer Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis.  Lt Lowry championed efforts to enhance readiness and preserve cutter longevity through a partnership with supporting commands.  The contributions included development of engineering change proposals for a fast lube oil change process and a filtering system performance modification.  In addition, he developed meticulous maintenance specifications which enabled peak contractor performance during repair periods.  Lt Lowry’s efforts ensured less than 1 percent contract growth during his tenure as Engineering Officer.

The Stabile Award was awarded to CWO Timothy Cotton of Maintenance Augmentation Team (MAT) San Juan.  CWO Cottons led the MAT in responding to 110 WPB casulaties ranging from engine changeouts to multiple air conditioning system failures.  Regardless of teh time of day or distance, CWO Cotton delivered expert services to return the cutters to operational status.

The Lucas Plaque has co-winners this year, the Coast Guard Yard Industrial Department and the Legacy Sustainment Support Unit (LSSU). The Yard and LSSU, working together, were able to successfully complete the Mission Effective Program on three vital Legacy Cutter Classes.  They planned, managed and executed the major MEP repair availabilities within the desired schedule, scope and budget.  Their achievements included completion of six 270 WMEC, four 210 WMEC, and six 110 WPB MEP availabities with a value of over 84 million dollars.

Congratulations to all the winners.

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