Coast Guard awards Coxswain of the Year

Coast Guard awards Coxswain of the Year
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guardsman was honored as the Coast Guard coxswain of the year Thursday in Corpus Christi, for his efforts during a law enforcement case in which he intercepted a Mexican boat, after its crew was suspected of fatally wounding a Coast Guardsman while attempting to smuggle narcotics, Dec. 2, 2012. Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Connick was recognized for sustained superior...

Station Cape Charles petty officer receives Coast Guard’s coxswain of the year award

CAPE CHARLES, Va. – Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class James Ballard received the Cmdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy Friday at Coast Guard Station Cape Charles. The trophy is annually awarded to the Coast Guard’s best boat driver for sustained superior performance, exceptional boat handling skills and exemplary leadership. “It’s an honor for him but also for me to have him...