BMC Leigh Johannsen Wins Coast Guard Foundation Award for Professional Excellence

Chief Petty Officer Leigh W. Johannsen, a Boatswain’s Mate, of New Richland, Minn., received the 2007 Coast Guard Foundation Admiral James S. Gracey Award for Professional Excellence on May 2, 2008. Named after the seventeenth Commandant of the Coast Guard, the award is given to Coast Guard members displaying professional excellence.


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  1. Bob Johannsen says:

    My congratulations to Leigh!!! He’s a great guy, the Coast Guard couldn’t find a better leader. He is a take charge kind of guy, a bit wreckless sometimes, but you can always count on him. I may be a bit prejudiced as his cousin, but I haven’t seen him much since about 1992 when he joined the CG and I signed on to the Air Force. Great work Cuz’!!!

  2. Jeremy Johannsen says:

    Great job brother!!! You make our family very, very proud! I love you and God bless!!

  3. Larry & Terrie Crabtree says:

    Good job Leigh you are representing the family well we are very proud of you.Keep up the good work hope top see you soon. With all are Love Larry And Terrie.

  4. Angela Johannsen says:

    Hey Leigh!

    WAY TO GO! CONGRATS! I am so very proud of you! Love you!


  5. Lisa says:

    Way to go! Haven’t seen or talked to you in years, but I’d knew you’d do great things. Take care.