Proving his salt; Master Chief Petty Officer Justin Fitzpatrick named Master Cutterman after 20 years at sea

Master Chief Petty Officer Justin “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, a machinery technician aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Anthony Petit, was granted the title of Master Cutterman during a modest ceremony aboard the cutter Jan. 3 in Ketchikan after serving 20 of his 21 years in the Coast Guard at sea.

Master Cutterman named aboard Coast Guard Cutter Munro

Chief Warrant Officer James Bride became the 34th Master Cutterman in the history of the Coast Guard, having completed 20 years of sea duty. As a Master Cutterman, Bride stands at the forefront of a long and proud maritime heritage and represents absolute proficiency in his chosen profession.