Alaska Coast Guard reservist of the year honored

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Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Grimmett, maritime enforcement specialist, Coast Guard Sector Juneau, stands for a photo with Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Army General Charles Jacoby, commander, USNORTHCOM and NORAD, at the 36th Armed Services YMCA of Alaska Annual Salute to the Military in Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 15, 2013.
The Alaska community honored Grimmett as the Alaska Coast Guard reservist of the year at a ceremonial dinner held in Anchorage. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Grimmett, a maritime enforcement specialist at Coast Guard Sector Juneau, was recognized as the Alaska Coast Guard reservist of the year at the 36th Armed Services YMCA of Alaska Annual Salute to the Military in Anchorage, Alaska, Feb. 15, 2013.

Grimmett was recognized for assuming the active duty senior enlisted leadership position in the enforcement division during a high volume transfer season.

He actively mentored and worked with a struggling junior reservist by coming in early to work and staying late to assist the member, which resulted in the junior member successfully passing two work related tests.

Off duty, Grimmett serves as the emergency preparedness specialist for his church, where he coordinated training and assisted in the development and execution of emergency response plans for over 5,000 church members.

Grimmett provided assistance to a fellow hunter suffering a heart attack by coordinating a landing zone and coordinates to Air Idaho Rescue. Additionally, he treated the hunter’s symptoms until help was able to arrive.

He has been serving as a reservist in Alaska since his active duty assignment in 2002.

In his civilian life Grimmett is 16-year veteran firefighter and paramedic for the City of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and a flight paramedic for Air Idaho Rescue.