Deployable Operations Group names 2008 Enlisted Person of the Year

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard’s Deployable Operations Group, named its 2008 Enlisted Person of the Year Friday, during a ceremony officiated by U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Tom F. Atkin, commanding officer for the DOG.

Amy L. Vassallo, an 11-year Petty Officer 1st Class of Stafford, Va., said, “It is humbling to be recognized in this fashion when you’re going against the best and brightest.”

As a team leader with the DOG’s Service Personnel Office, Vassallo was recognized for her outstanding leadership and administrative support to Coast Guard personnel who in 2008 deployed in response to hurricanes, terrorist threats and other natural disasters.

The Enlisted Person of the Year program is designed to recognize enlisted personnel in the pay grades E-2 through E-6. Nominees must reflect the spirit of pride, professionalism, dedication and must embody the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty.

For more information on the DOG, visit the Coast Guard website at:

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