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Officer in Charge:  BMCS A. Mark Kannan                  Photo Image Senior Chief Kannan

Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate Mark Kannan is a native of Morehead City, North Carolina and enlisted in the Coast Guard in December 1992.  Upon completion of basic training in Cape May, NJ his first assignment was to USCG Station Wrightsville Beach, NC.  While there he served as a boat crewman, engineer and boarding team member.  In October 1995, he reported to the USCGC POINT WARDE home ported in Wrightsville Beach, NC where he advanced to Boatswain’s Mate Third Class.  In July 1996, Senior Chief Kannan transferred to USCG Station Charleston, SC and certified as a Boat Coxswain and Boarding Officer.  Advancing to Second Class Petty Officer, he also served as the Station’s Deck Department Head and Operations Officer.  In June 2000, Senior Chief Kannan reported to the USCGC POINT WINSLOW, home ported in Morgan City, LA.  He served as the ship’s First Lieutenant until her decommissioning in September 2001.  Senior Chief Kannan was then part of the commissioning crew and plankowner of the USCGC PELICAN and would also undergo a home port change to Abbeville, LA.  Advancing to First Class Petty Officer, he was selected to serve as the ship’s Executive Petty Officer.  In 2003, Senior Chief Kannan reported to USCG Station Hobucken, NC as the station’s Executive Petty Officer.  In July 2006, Senior Chief Kannan was assigned to the Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Response Team in Chesapeake, VA where he conducted counterterrorism and antiterrorism operations.  While there he served as a Deployable Team Leader for the unit’s Tactical Delivery Team and advanced to Chief Petty Officer.  In May 2009, Senior Chief Kannan was assigned to USCG Station Chincoteague, VA as Officer in Charge, and advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer. 

Senior Chief Kannan’s decorations include three Coast Guard Commendation Medals with “O” device, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal with “O” device, three Commandant’s Letter of Commendations with “O” device and various other unit awards and service ribbons.  Senior Chief Kannan holds a 100 Ton Master’s License and multiple National Police K-9 Certifications. 
 Executive Petty Officer:  BMC Matthew Jordan
Photo Image BMC JordanBMC 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 largeqt 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 Mfficer 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 Ribbonq, Sea Service, Overseas Service Ribbon, Sharp Shooter Rifle and Sharp Shooter Pistol ribbons,


Engineer Petty Officer:  MK1 Michael ScaliaPhoto Image MK1 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” ScroccoPhoto Image YNC 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 Chiefὑs 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 Scroccm’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.

 

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