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Jeffrey Pielet Continued from page 21 hoisting experience. Pielet helped form the highly successful Division 12 Boat Helicopter/Fixed-Wing Training Team. His suggestion that the crews of the former Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles use the Auxiliary Operational Facilities to better simulate the type of civilian vessels that MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews would encounter on rescue missions proved beneficial to rescue operations. and bearing were consistently impeccable, are considered for nomination. Additionally, Pielet also developed a training curriculum and qualification sign-off workbook that allowed select Auxiliary coxswains and boat crew to qualify and participate in underway hoist missions with crewmembers from air stations Los Angeles and San Diego and managed the program that resulted in 1,185 safe hoists with zero mishaps. He also managed 100 drop missions with Air Station Sacramento. Pielet resides in Santa Clarita, California, but spends most of his time in the water near Marina del Rey. As an active member in the community, Pielet has organized a program that takes University of Sothern California medical students on the water to study and observe the effects of hypothermia first-hand in field conditions. He assisted with an inner city youth initiative by educating the California Center for Economic Initiatives Staff in boating safety and best risk management practices to ensure boat outings with children are safe and enjoyable. “In some respects, I never imagined when I joined that I would get to experience so many different things in the Auxiliary and with the active-duty Coast Guard,” said Pielet. “I am honored to represent every Coast Guard Auxiliarist as the 2016 Commodore Charles S. Greanoff Inspirational Leadership Award recipient.” Pielet recently received the 2016 Commodore Charles S. Greanoff Inspirational Leadership Award for his contributions to the Auxiliary. The award recognizes the most exemplary performance by a flotilla commander during the previous calendar year. Only those flotilla commanders who demonstrated sustained, exceptional standards of proficiency and conduct, and whose appearance AUXILIARY The Inspirational Leadership Awards are sponsored by the Coast Guard’s Office of Leadership and serve to recognize those Coast Guard men and women who demonstrate proficiency in leadership and best exemplify the Coast Guard’s core values of values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. SCUTTLEBUTT ADDITIONAL DIVERSITY TRAINING RESOURCES: FEMA Course IS-20.17: Diversity Awareness Resources “Understanding U.S. Coast Guard Photo Diversity” PowerPoint Presentation 12 Handouts for Diversity Toolkit Auxiliary Strategic Plan for Managing Diversity News U.S. Coast Guard Office of Diversity (CG-12B) Diversity Highlights 22 COVER PHOTOS Front: U.S. Coast Guard fan, Elizabeth Burgess, shared this photo of Old Glory flying high & proud from the stern of USCG Barque EAGLE during Sail Boston. Back: Photo and artistic effect by Joseph Giannattasio NAVIGATO