Coast Guard Station Seattle received Sumner I. Kimball Award

SEATTLE – Rear Admiral Gary Blore, Commander, 13th Coast Guard District, presented the Sumner I. Kimball Award to Coast Guard Station Seattle personnel for their exceptional readiness posture on Thursday.

The Sumner I. Kimball Award recognizes the achievement of high readiness of shore unit boats and personnel through an inspection of vessel conditions and survival systems, performance of underway drills and examination of unit training programs. While the Coast Guard maintains a high readiness posture, only 10 percent of shore-based boat force units earn the Kimball Award each year.

Coast Guard Station Seattle received 45 out of 50 possible points on the unit assessment and 27 out of 30 possible points for the tactical assessment, which was the highest in the Coast Guard at the time.

The award is named for Sumner I. Kimball, the General Superintendent of the U.S. Life-Saving Service from 1878 to 1915. Kimball’s accomplishments included organizing divided life-saving stations into unified, mission capable teams, which later became part of the U. S. Coast Guard in 1915.”

Kimball AwardChief Petty Officer Mark Gonzales accepts the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award on behalf of Coast Guard Station Seattle from Rear Admiral Gary T. Blore, Commander, 13th Coast Guard District, during a ceremony here, Nov. 12, 2009. The Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award was established in April of 2001 to recognize Coast Guard shore unit boats and personnel of the highest readiness posture.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David R. Marin.

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