Change of watch

Attendees of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Ketchikan Flotilla change of watch ceremony on Jan. 13 included, back row from left, Doug Miller; Jim Paul, commercial fishing vessel examiner with Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan; Coast Guard Base Ketchikan Cmdr. Arthur Dehnz; FSO-IS Ginny Clay; Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Ketchikan Cmdr. Anthony Karvelas; Coast Guard Lt. Nate Herring; FSO-MA Mick Toole; and  Bryan Gardner. Front row from left,  FSO-VE Ed Schofield; Auxiliary Unit Coordinator Renee Schofield, FSO-HR Dody Morrison and FSO-FN Don Harford. Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Auxiliary, Ketchikan Flotilla

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — New officers for the Ketchikan Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary were installed during a change of watch event in January.

Ketchikan Flotilla members also participated in a districtwide training event in Anchorage in February, during which the flotilla and individual members received several honors.

The incoming officers during the change of watch included Anthony Karvelas, commanding officer; David Alderson, flotilla vice commander; Donald Harford, finance officer, Darlene Morrison, human resources officer, Mick Toole, materials officers; Jim Clay, program visitor officer; Ginny Clay, information systems officer; Mary Himmler, secretary/records officer; Ed Schofield, vessel examination officer; and Renee Schofield, auxiliary unit coordinator.

Flotilla and individual awards for 2019 were received by the following:

• Ketchikan Flotilla: Commodore Havens Award for the Flotilla with highest percentage of new program qualifications in Division One.

• Ketchikan Flotilla: Most Improved Flotilla.

• Anthony Karvelas: Marine Safety and Environmental Protection.

• Anthony Karvelas: Uninspected passenger Vessel Examiner Award for the member performing the most uninspected passenger vessel examinations as lead.

• Renee Schofield: 2019 Pat Kennedy Memorial Award, presented to the flotilla commander demonstrating outstanding administrative leadership and management skills.

• Renee Schofield: Auxiliary Achievement Medal for the Ketchikan Flotilla.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary Ketchikan Flotilla has been operating as a flotilla since March 2019 when it reattained that status after functioning for a period of time as a detachment of another flotilla.