Tuesday, January 30, 2018

USCG Crew Receives Excellence Award

By Karen Robes Meeks

The 25-member crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick was recently given the 2017 Hopley Yeaton Cutter Excellence Award (small cutter) by the Douglas Munro Chapter of the Surface Navy Association.

Based in Ketchikan, Alaska, the 154-foot John McCormick, which beat out more than 150 cutters in the Small Cutter (175 feet or less) category, is the first Fast Response Cutter assigned to Coast Guard District 17.

“It is truly an honor for the crew of the John McCormick to be recognized for this prestigious award, especially considering the accomplishments over this calendar year, which included transiting to Ketchikan from Key West, getting commissioned in April, and serving the great state of Alaska ever since,” said Lt. Mike Moyseowicz, commanding officer of the cutter John McCormick. “More than anything, this award is about the crew, all of whom sacrificed so many nights away from home in service to their country, and none of this would have been possible without their exceptional professionalism, teamwork, and dedication to serving others.”