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District elections are scheduled to be held on multiple weekends through October 15 th. The results will be updated the week after each election is held and posted to the What’s New site.
National Commodore Alex Malewski is pleased to announce the following District election results:

District 1NR
District Commodore: John Hume
District Chief of Staff: Glen Gayton
District Captain SNNE: Bruce Maccormac
District Captain BOS: Harlan Doliner
District Captain: Dennis Bunnell

District 1SR
District Commodore: Michael West
District Chief of Staff: Michael Klacik
District Captain - New York North: Michael Raffel
District Captain New York South: Dean Ferraro
District Captain Long Island North: Charles McCarthy
District Captain Long Island South: Americo Aimetti

D5NR
District Commodore: Kurt Sarac
District Chief of Staff: Noreen Schifini
District Captain East: Thomas Don
District Captain Central: Timothy Precht
District Captain West: Michael McElwee

D5SR
District Commodore: John C. Krogmann, Jr.
District Chief of Staff: James E. Thomas II
District Captain Sector Maryland-NCR: Nicholas M. Lomangino
District Captain Sector Virginia: David H. Gamble
District Captain Sector North Carolina: Joseph L. Nemeth

D7
District Commodore: John Holmes
District Chief of Staff: Martin Goodwin
District Captain North: James Parker
District Captain West: Daniel Helou
District Captain East: Douglas Armstrong

8ER
District Commodore: Chris Whitacre
District Chief of Staff: Ron Bonaeu
District Captain: Danny “Mike” Miller
District Captain: Doug Field
District Captain: John Franko

8CR
District Commodore: Alexander (Pete) Scamardo
District Chief of Staff: George W Tate
District CAPT. West: Berhilo H Galvan
District CAPT. Central: Donna E Day
District CAPT. East: John (Bill) W Lauber

8WR
District Commodore: Brock Stephens
District Chief of Staff: Bob Arisman
District Captain West: Steve Riddell
District Captain North: Dr. Ed O'Reilly
District Captain South: Travis Cott
District Captain East: Diane Arisman

9ER
District Commodore: Rich Evans
District Chief of Staff: Steven Botsford
District Captain: Robert Brody -Prevention
District Captain: Carmon Laurer - Logistics
District Captain: Paul Markovic - Response

11NR
District Commodore: Curtis Han
District Chief of Staff: James Losi
District Captain: Chuck Cobery
District Captain: COMO Dale Fajardo
District Captain: Randy McCormick.

11SR
District Commodore: Michael Bozarth
District Chief of Staff: Rodney Donohoo
District Captain -LA-N: Rudy Cortez
District Captain - LA-S: Paul Saba
District Captain – SD/I: Robert Yslas

D14
District Commodore: Mike Kierig
District Chief of Staff: Jodie Nelson
District Captain: RBS Lyle Amine
District Captain: Exe Matilda Rivera

D17
District Commodore: Marion Parrish
District Chief of Staff: David Larkin
District Captain: Anthony Karvelas

Congratulations to all!

On July 6, 2022, Auxiliarist Michael Barth was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. Ensign Barth made this transition after more than five impactful years of service in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Highlights of his service include being named the Auxiliarist of the Year in 2019 and being featured as a special guest of the Commandant at the 2021 Coast Guard Festival. Throughout his Auxiliary career, Ensign Barth used his professional training and time management skills to navigate both a Wall Street career and his Auxiliary service, which in 2019 resulted in over 2,000 hours in public outreach and recreational boating safety activities in the New York City area. He also used his time in the Auxiliary to build a vast network of active duty, Reserve and Auxiliary contacts that prepared him for his journey to the Reserve. The Auxiliary Public Affairs Directorate caught up with Ensign Barth for an interview (that will be covered in future publications) prior to his initial reporting to Coast Guard Sector New York.

Auxiliarists with special skills and backgrounds can take the leap to help the Coast Guard fill critical Reserve personnel needs. This transition aligns with the Commandant’s intent for 2022 of transforming the Coast Guard workforce by leveraging talent and resources already within the organization. Seasoned Auxiliarists like Ensign Barth can more quickly adjust to a Reserve role given they already embody the core values, have existing institutional knowledge, and likely have served in augmentation roles with local units. Moreover, reservists can remain members of the Auxiliary which provides a bridge for Auxiliary units to better integrate within Team Coast Guard.

Interview of Ensign Michael Barth by John Saran, AUXPA1

Photo credit: Daniel Henry, US Coast Guard Public Affairs; United States Coast Guard Leadership Development Center; courtesy photos by Ensign Michael Barth

NEW YORK CITY — Ensign Michael Barth conducts his enlistment oath with Captain Zeita Merchant, Commander of Sector New York, in front of friends and family on May 3, 2022,at the Battery Park World War II Memorial. (Coast Guard Photo by Daniel Henry)

NEW YORK CITY – Ensign Michael Barth is joined by friends and active duty and Auxiliary members of Sector New York and the New York Recruiting Office for his enlistment oath ceremony. (Coast Guard Photo by Daniel Henry, US Coast Guard Public Affairs)

COAST GUARD ACADEMY – Ensign Michael Barth and other recruits engage in physical fitness training to correct deficiencies during Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination at the Coast Guard Academy. (Coast Guard Photo, Leadership Development Center)

COAST GUARD ACADEMY –Ensign Michael Barth returns the salutes of SN Michael O’Brien and AUX Alexander Rico after commissioning as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve on July 6, 2022. (Courtesy photo by Ensign Barth)

COAST GUARD ACADEMY – Lt. j.g. Benjamin Stern shakes the hand of Ensign Michael Barth on July 6, 2022. Lt. j.g. Stern served as Ensign Barth’s Assistant Platoon Officer throughout Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination. (Courtesy photo by Ensign Barth)

COAST GUARD ACADEMY – Ensign Barth shines brass on the Coast Guard Cutter Cuyahoga Memorial while serving as an officer candidate. The Cuyahoga was an officer candidate training vessel that sunk after a collision in which 11 officer candidates were lost. (Coast Guard Photo, Leadership Development Center)

District 5th Northern Winners -- Joseph Giannattasio, District Commodore

  • Photography CategoryOperations- COMO Joseph Giannattasio Division 8, Flotilla 2, District 5NR

District 5th Southern Winners -- Allen Fredd, District Commodore

  • Division Newsletter Publication – Connie Crosgrove “Chesapeake Chatter”, Division 23, Flotilla 6, District 5SR

District 7 Winners– Patricia McMenamin, District Commodore

  • Photography Category—Public AffairsEllen DeLeo, Division 9, Flotilla 6, District 7
  • Photography Category—Public Education—Robert Stringer, Division 5, Flotilla 9, District 7
  • Photography Category—Vessel Safety Checks-- Ellen DeLeo, Division 9, Flotilla 6, District 7
  • Flotilla Public Affairs Event—NSBW Event—Robert Stringer, Division 5, Flotilla 9, District 7
  • Flotilla Newsletter Publication— Robert Stringer “Crossroads Currents”, Division 5, Flotilla 9, District 7

District 8th Eastern Winners – Matthew Meyer, District Commodore

  • Division Public Affairs Event—Pearl Harbor Ceremony—Robert Henson, Division 4, Flotilla 4, District 8ER
  • Photography Category—Member Services—Ramon Llorens, Jr., Division 11, Flotilla 4, District 8ER

District 9th Western Winners – Harvey Randall, District Commodore

  • District Newsletter Publication— John Saran “Currents”, Division 35, Flotilla 6, District 9WR

District 11th Northern Winners – Dean McFarren, District Commodore

  • Photography Category—Team Coast Guard—Tiffany Townsend, Division 1, Flotilla 2, District 11NR

District 11th Southern Winners – Charles Geiger, District Commodore

  • Video – Patrick Newburn, Division 7, Flotilla 3, District 11SR

District 13 – Tiney Singler, District Commodore

  • Photography Category—Fellowship—Deborah Cordone, Division 5, Flotilla 2, District 13
  • Photography Category—Marine Safety—Deborah Cordone, Division 5, Flotilla 2, District 13
  • District Public Affairs Event—USCGC Healy— Deborah Cordone, Division 5, Flotilla 2, District 13

Congratulations and BRAVO ZULU to all winners!

Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs A-Directorate - Lourdes R. Oliveras, MPH/AUXPA1, Director


On Friday, August 19, elections were held at the Auxiliary National Convention in Orlando, Florida.

The National Leadership team for the 2022-2024 term was elected by the Auxiliary National Bridge. Our leaders for this coming term are:

National Commodore (NACO) - COMO Gus Formato
Vice National Commodore (VNACO) - COMO Mary Kirkwood
Deputy National Commodore - Atlantic Area East, Mission Support (DNACO-MS) - COMO Allen Fredd
Deputy National Commodore - Atlantic Area West, Operations (DNACO-O) - COMO Patrick Feighery
Deputy National Commodore - Pacific Area, Recreational Boating Safety (DNACO-RBS) - COMO Tiney Singler
Deputy National Commodore - Infomation Technology & Planning (DNACO-ITP) - COMO Linda Merryman

Terms of office will begin November 1, 2022.

Congratulations and best wishes to our new National Bridge team!

District elections are scheduled to be held on multiple weekends through October 15th The
results will be updated the week after each election is held and posted to the What’s New site.
National Commodore Alex Malewski is pleased to announce the following District election
results:

D5SR
District Commodore: John C. Krogmann, Jr.
District Chief of Staff: James E. Thomas II
District Captain Sector Maryland-NCR: Nicholas M. Lomangino
District Captain Sector Virginia: David H. Gamble
District Captain Sector North Carolina: Joseph L. Nemeth
Congratulations to all!