Kansas Native Named Sector Lake Michigan Enlisted Person of the Year

FRANKFORT, Mich. - U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Commander Capt. Luann Barndt presents Petty Officer 3nd Class Brandon W. Seitz, an engineer at Coast Guard Station Frankfort, with an award and certificate for earning the title of Sector Lake Michigan's Enlisted Person of the Year for 2010 during a ceremony at the station May 11, 2011. Seitz, a 2006 graduate of Wabaunsee High School in Alma, Kan., stood out amongst roughly 900 candidates to win the award for exceptional service while performing duties as a machinery technician and law enforcement officer. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

U.S. Coast Guard photo

FRANKFORT, Mich. – A Kansas native received Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan’s Enlisted Person of the Year award during a ceremony at Coast Guard Station Frankfort, Mich., Wednesday.

Petty Officer 3nd Class Brandon W. Seitz, a 2006 graduate of Wabaunsee High School in Alma, Kan., is a machinery technician at Station Frankfort and received the award for exceptional service in performance of his duties.

Sector Lake Michigan recognizes one enlisted person for this award annually from a pool of about 900 eligible Coast Guardsmen. This honor is bestowed upon those who exemplify hard work, dedication and adherence to the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty.

“He truly embodies the Coast Guard core values and sets an ideal example for all who come in contact with him,” said Senior Chief Michael Beatty, the officer-in-charge of Station Frankfort.

Seitz has been stationed in Frankfort since November of 2007 and will be transferring this summer to the Coast Guard Cutter Aquidneck, which is currently conducting law enforcement missions in the Arabian Gulf.

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