Coast Guard to present public service award to Marine Exchange of Alaska

Juneau, Alaska – Rear Adm. Christopher Colvin, 17th District commander, is scheduled to present a Meritorious Public Service Award to the Marine Exchange of Alaska at Marine Exchange of Alaska facility in downtown Juneau Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for their support of Coast Guard Maritime Domain Awareness operations and their industry stewardship that has been instrumental to the enhanced port security posture in Alaska.

The Marine Exchange of Alaska's real time vessel tracking has directly supported high profile salvage, environmental protection, and mass rescue operations in Alaska. Additionally their leadership and proactive actions assisted agency and industry efforts to effectively implement Transportation Worker Identification Credentials requirements throughout Alaska.

The Coast Guard maintains several Public Service Awards to recognize private citizens, groups, or organizations for helping the Coast Guard carry out its missions. The Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award is the second-highest Public Service Award.

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