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.