Senior Chief Boatswain Mate, Newman L. (Bon) Cantrell Jr. is a native of Beaufort, North Carolina and is a graduate of East Carteret High School. Enlisting in the Coast Guard in January, 1987 he was issued the oath by his father, CWO4 (BOSN) Newman L. Cantrell, Sr. After graduating from basic training at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, NJ, his first tour of duty was aboard the USCGC CHILULA home ported in Atlantic Beach, NC. After attending Boatswain’s Mate “A” School in Yorktown, VA, Senior Chief Cantrell was then stationed at Coast Guard Station Ocracoke, NC. Subsequent assignments include a tour on the USCGC Point Steele, home ported in Fort Myers Beach, FL and tours as the Executive Petty Officer of Coast Guard Station Fort Macon, in Atlantic Beach, NC, Supervisor, Coast Guard Station (Small) Swansboro, Emerald Isle, NC, and Officer in Charge, Coast Guard Station Kenosha, WI, Coast Guard Station Oak Island, NC and Cost Guard Station Ponce de Leon Inlet, FL.T his is Senior Chief Cantrell’s second assignment as Officer in Charge, Coast Guard Station Oak Island,
Senior Chief Cantrell’s awards include: The Meritorious Service Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, the Department of Transportation Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement, the Coast Guard Unit Commendation, five Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendations, two Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendations, eight Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, the Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit Commendation, two National Defense Service Medals, the Humanitarian Service Medal, Transportation 9-11 ribbon, two Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbons and the Secretary’s Outstanding Unit Award. He has also been awarded the Officer in Charge Ashore and Coxswain insignias.
BMC Matthew Jordan native to Tulsa, Oklahoma assumed the responsibility as Executive Petty Officer to USCG Station Oak Island in April of 2012.
He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in August 2001. After completing basic training in Cape May, New Jersey he was assigned to USCGC RUSH home ported in Honolulu, HI as a Seaman. He sailed the Bearing Sea and the Pacific Coast of South and Central America. He struck the Boatswains Mate rating and became a Third Class Petty Officer in 2003. In May 2004, he was assigned to USCG Station Lake Tahoe in California. He earned the units 25’ RBS Crewman and Coxswain certification along with Boarding Team Member and Boarding Officer. In 2007 he graduated from the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, SC. During his tour in Lake Tahoe, he was advanced from BM3 to BM1. In 2008 BM1 Jordan was assigned to USCGC ASSATEAGUE as the Operations Petty Officer home ported in Guam. He earned his Deck Watch Officer Certification and became the primary ship handler. His tour was primarily spent patrolling the Marianas Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, the Coast Guard largest AOR. In June 2010 he reported to USCGC HAWK in St. Petersburg, FL as the Executive Petty Officer. He served as a Deck Watch Officer and Boarding Officer patrolling the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straits. In December 2010 he earned his permanent Cuttermans Insignia.
His awards include the CG Commendation Medal with “O” device, two CG Achievement Medals with “O” device, Presidential Unit Citation, Unit Commendation, Four Meritorious Unit Commendations, Five Meritorious Team Commendations, Two Coast Guard “E” ribbons, Three Good Conducts Medals, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, DOT 9-11 Ribbon, Three Special Operations Service Ribbons, Sea Service, Overseas Service Ribbon, Sharp Shooter Rifle and Sharp Shooter Pistol ribbons.
Engineer Petty Officer: MK1 Michael Scalia
MK1 Michael Scalia native to Long Island N.Y. assumed the responsibility as Engineer Petty Officer to USCG Station Oak Island in June of 2011.
He enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard in
August 2000. After completing basic training in Cape May, New Jersey he was
assigned to USCG Station Ludington as a Seaman. He served the waters of Lake
Michigan as a crewman of the 44 MLB, 21Ft RHI and 30Ft Zodiac. In October
2002 MK1 Scalia graduated Machinery Technician School in Yorktown Virginia,
advanced to Third Class and was assigned USCG Station Montauk. He earned the
units 47MLB Engineer qualification and Crewman qualification on the 25RBS.
January 2005 MK1 Scalia was assigned to USCGC Sanibel in Cape Cod, Woods
Hole Massachusetts. He advanced to Machinery Technician Second Class and
served as the Cutter’s EOW and a Northeast Fisheries Boarding Officer. June
2008, MK1 Scalia was assigned to USCGC Hawser serving New York Harbor. He
advanced to First Class, assumed the responsibility as Engineer Petty
Officer of the Cutter and earned the Permanent Cutterman insignia.
Coast Guard Commendation Medal with “O” device, Coast Guard Achievement Medal with “O” device, two Commandant’s Letter of Commendation’s with “O” device, Unit Commendation Medal with “O” device, two Meritorious Unit Commendation with “O” device, two Meritorious Team Commendation with “O” device, three Coast Guard Good Conduct Medals, Coast Guard Sea Service, two Humanitarian Service Medals, CG Special Ops Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Coast Guard Sharp Shooter Pistol Ribbon, Coast Guard Sharp Shooter Rifle, Global War Terror Service.
Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor (SERA): YNC Abigail “Rainey” Scrocco
YNC Scrocco enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserve in 1998. She graduated the Chief Petty Officer Academy in August of 2009 and completed the Chief’s Call to Indoctrination in October of 2009. She currently serves as the Senior Enlisted Reserve Advisor (SERA) for Station Oak Island, North Carolina.
Chief Scrocco is a 1993 graduate of Winthrop University where she earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in education. She is a library media specialist and technology teacher for St. Mary Catholic School in Wilmington, North Carolina.
YNC Scrocco’s personal awards include a Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation, and four Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct Medals. She was also the 2006 District 5 Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year.