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CHANGE OF COMMAND
It has been my great pleasure to have served as Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Institute. My thanks to the staff here and to all of you. I know there were a lot of changes. Thanks for all the support in making it happen. It was a great motivator working for Coast Guard members. Oklahoma City is a great duty station and the facilities on the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center are outstanding. My relief is CDR Don Winfield. The Change of Command will happen on 11 August at 1500. Thank you all.
My congratulations to the recipients of the Education Services Officer of the Year and the Vander Putten Inspirational Student of the Year Awards.
2011 Coast Guard Full Time Education Services Officer of the Year Debra Annam
2011 Coast Guard Collateral Duty Education Services Officer of the Year BMCS Michael Jensen
2011 Vander Putten Inspirational Student of the Year AMT2 Alex Mangum
SPOUSE EDUCATION GRANT
The Coast Guard Foundation mailed checks to 74 Coast Guard spouses that are pursuing degrees at all levels up through Ph. D. My thanks to all of you for getting the word out on the new grant.
EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL
The EAC was formed in 2010 to serve as both a sounding board for the Institute and as an advocacy group on behalf of the field. We all see the processes from different angles, but we all want what is best for the Coast Guard and for the training and education community. If you have a suggestion for an improvement, the EAC is a good place to start.
New Members of the were announced at the ESO Symposium. The members of the Council are:
Full Time ESOs
Mr. Troy Blappert PSSU Seattle
Mr. Joe Bloomquist PSSU St. Louis
Mr. Marc Fagenbaum PSSU Miami
Mr. Steve Fraijo PSSU San Pedro
Ms. Margo Haines Sector Lake Michigan
Dr. Bonnie Kelly ATC Mobile
Ms. Alice Slate Sector Long Island Sound
Ms. Shelby Dill* Sector Houston Galveston
Mr. Jim McLaughlin* Air Station Cape Cod
Member at Large
CWO Joe Harvey* Coast Guard Academy
*New members selected in 2011
DoD WORLD WIDE 2012
Every three years, the Department of Defense hosts the DoD World Wide Education Symposium. Some of you may remember the last World Wide in Atlanta, GA in 2009. It is a large event with more than 2500 attendees. In 2012, World Wide will be in Las Vegas 23-27 July.
Collateral Duty ESOs you are not alone
Do you know who your full time ESO is? The full time ESOs are a great source of information and assistance for you and those at your units.
There is a list of full-time ESOs by unit on our website. A complete list with names is available at the CG Portal under the Training tab > ESOs > ESO/SMS list.
WANT TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH A PARTICULAR SCHOOL?
The Institute has added a link to its website for feedback regarding school experiences. The link is there as a collection point of data on schools. It is the Coast Guard's official link for collecting such data. The link will open an email and then the member or ESO can submit the account of their experience.
The feedback can be either positive or negative. The link is located on the Registrar's Office pages on the Institute's web site. Leave Us Your Feedback.