A new Chief at ESD Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska – Chief Petty Officer Jason Sanbeck stands between Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael P. Leavitt and Cmdr. David Godfrey, commanding officer of Electronics Systems Support Unit Juneau, during his advancement ceremony at the ESU April 2, 2012. Sanbeck, a native of Tacoma, Wash., joined the Coast Guard in 1998. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

JUNEAU, Alaska – Jason Sanbeck, a Coast Guard information systems technician with Electronic Systems Detachment Juneau and Tacoma, Wash. native, was advanced from petty officer first class to chief petty officer at Electronics Systems Support Unit Juneau April 2, 2012.

In attendance was Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael P. Leavitt, the Coast Guard’s senior enlisted member and an advisor to Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., the Coast Guard commandant.

Advancement to chief petty officer is a meaningful milestone in the career of an enlisted Coast Guardsman. Having the senior enlisted member present to commemorate the achievement added to the significance.

“It was very neat having the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard read the advancement letter he wrote for me,” said Sanbeck.

Sanbeck’s career progress does not come as a surprise to those who know him.

“He’s a top performer,” said Chief Warrant Officer Michael Reese, Sanbeck’s supervisor. “He was already doing the job of a chief.”

Sanbeck joined the Coast Guard after graduating from Tacoma’s Woodrow Wilson High School in 1997.

“I was looking for an adventure,” said Sanbeck. “The Coast Guard was a very good career decision, I’ve had excellent opportunities.”

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