Petty Officer 3rd Class Dale Arnould poses in front of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley, where he was stationed from 2012 to 2015 in Kodiak, Alaska. Arnould was the assistant public affairs officer and documented the crew and ship's operations.

Leaving a lasting legacy

As you walk through the passageways, mess deck and wardroom of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley, you will see nicely framed photos of the cutter, crew, operations and training that look like they came from a recruiting poster or an art gallery – they came from neither. Petty Officer 3rd Class Dale Arnould, an operations specialist stationed aboard the Alex Haley from 2012 to 2015 is the man behind the camera in each of the photos.