Detroit-area Coast Guardsman presented CG Commendation Medal for being named 9th District Enlisted Person of the Year

CLEVELAND — Petty Officer 1st Class Bethannie Kittrell, a boatswain’s mate stationed at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, in Detroit, was recognized during a formal ceremony Friday for being named the 2011 9th Coast Guard District Enlisted Person of the Year, announced earlier this year. Kittrell was recognized at her unit by Rear Adm. Mike Parks, 9th Coast Guard District commander. “Petty Officer...

9th Coast Guard District names enlisted persons of the year for Great Lakes region

CLEVELAND — The 9th Coast Guard District, headquartered in Cleveland, announced Monday its 2011 Enlisted Person of the Year and Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year award recipients. Petty Officer 1st Class Bethannie Kittrell, a boatswain’s mate stationed at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, in Detroit, is the active-duty EPOY, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony Lewandowski, an investigator assigned...