>CWO Salenski retires after 37 years


Chief Warrant Officer Randy Salenski retired from service at the Golden Anchor on Coast Guard base Kodiak June 15, 2010, after serving 37 years.  His last unit was aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley where he was the main propulsion assistant. 

In his total career, he served 27 years at sea and has been in Alaska since 1991.  Throughout Salenski’s Coast Guard career, he served aboard nine cutters and four tours ashore. 

In January 1973, Salenski began his Coast Guard career as an engineman, a rate later renamed machinery technician.  He advanced to chief petty officer in 1981 and later became chief warrant officer in 1986. 

Salenski was recognized as the Coast Guard’s 12th Master Cutterman in February 2009.  The Cutterman’s insignia represents five years of sea service; however the distinguished title of Master Cutterman is awarded to those having served more than 20 years at sea. 

Fair winds and following seas CWO Salenski!