Coast Guard Air Station awards General Services Award for 2017

Air Station Kodiak awarded two Coast Guardsmen for the General Services Award for 2017 – YN3 Kristen Williamson and YN1 Branson Wallace. The General Services Award recognizes individuals for their superb and exemplary service to Coast Guard service members who go above and beyond the call of duty to help others.

YN3 Kristen Williamson received the General Services Award for the period of Jan. 1 – June 30, 2017.  She was chosen by the wardroom of Air Station Kodiak for her outstanding dedication, professionalism, and willingness to serve others. As the Commanding Officer’s Yeoman, she routinely volunteered to assist others with completing and processing travel claims, prepared and sent each unit-wide Plan of the Week, and organized five All-Hands events. Furthermore, her knowledge of the correspondence process resulted in the efficient and professional finalization and presentation of 250 awards to unit members. As an indensible member of the Administration department, she aided the department in passing the Force Readiness Command inspection with flying colors. As the department’s source for all procurement requests, she worked with Supply to acquire over $7,000 worth of supplies and materials to meet members’ needs. Additionally, she served others in the realm of preparing numerous passport inspection packages, coordinating 12 command video teleconferences, and acted as a Victim Advocate for the unit. She was recognized as an extremely valuable contributor to the unit, often showing up early to work and leaving late in order to help others. Her high level of professional knowledge, exemplary conduct, and service to others set an excellent example for all to follow and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard.

 

 

YN1 Branson Wallace received the General Services Award for the period of July 1 – Dec. 31, 2017. He was chosen by the Air Station Kodiak wardroom for your outstanding dedication,  leadership and commitment to selfless service while acting as the leading Petty Officer for the Air Station Personnel Division. As the senior Yeoman, he efficiently stepped up and led the Admin office while Chief was on long-term absense from the unit. In this role, he issued over 200 sets of orders and personally approved 100 T-Pax claims for the entire unit, with no loss of productivity or service. Furthermore, his in-depth knoweldge of the administrative and correspondance processes resulted in expert guidence on all questions pertaining to travel claims, orders and
government travel cards. He routinely sacrificed his time in service to others by choosing to volunteer with the American Red Cross, Wounded Warrior Foundation, and the Air Station Morale Committee; the latter of which he spent over 50 hours planning Halloween and Christmas events for the Air Station. The culmination of his planning efforts with the Morale Committee resulted in a Christmas party serving over 220 guests while providing thoughtful gifts and entertainment to every patron. As an essential member of the personnel division, he took it upon himself to create permanent change of station email templates to ease the difficult transfer process for all incoming and outgoing Air Station members. In addition to his heavy daily workload, he actively sought out ways to help the division in any way possible including resesarching complex questions on unit directives and awards, as well as assisting with the Unit Weight and Government Travel Card programs. His high level of professional knowledge, exemplary conduct, and service to others sets an excellent example for all to follow and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard.

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