Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Auxiliary Coordinator awarded the Auxilary Commendation Medal

Pacific Northwest Coast Guard News
ASTORIA, Ore. — U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist Jerry Ostermiller was awarded The Auxiliary Commendation Medal for outstanding achievement while serving as the Sector Columbia River Auxiliary Coordinator, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

Ostermiller served as the primary conduit between the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River staff and Auxiliarist forces comprising three Divisions, 23 Flotillas and 900 people, from Oct. 2010 to Dec. 2012.

Ostermiller’s achievements include:

  •  Diligently representing Coast Guard Auxiliary interests by attending weekly Sector department head meetings and by briefing high-ranking officials including the District 13 Commander and DHS Undersecretary for Management, Rafael Borras.
  • Ensuring that Sector priorities and expectations were promulgated to Auxiliarists, devotedly attending division and flotilla meetings.
  • Made significant contributions to improving operational capabilities and safe mission execution, including the procurement of satellite radios for Division 11 Flotillas in Caldwell, Idaho, that substantially improved communication with the Sector Command Center located 500 miles away.

Ostermiller is a passionate advocate and loyal friend of the United States Coast Guard, and has truly earned the title of “Coast Guardsman”. Ostermiller’s dedication, judgment and devotion to duty are most heartily commended and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist Jerry Ostermiller was awarded The Auxiliary Commendation Medal for outstanding achievement while serving as the Sector Columbia River Auxiliary Coordinator, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. As the first-ever Auxiliary Coordinator at Sector Columbia River, he established the overall framework and expectations for the position, and quickly earned the respect and admiration of the Sector staff.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist Jerry Ostermiller was awarded The Auxiliary Commendation Medal for outstanding achievement while serving as the Sector Columbia River Auxiliary Coordinator, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. As the first-ever Auxiliary Coordinator at Sector Columbia River, he established the overall framework and expectations for the position, and quickly earned the respect and admiration of the Sector staff.

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