WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT – 2016 HOPLEY YEATON CUTTER EXCELLENCE

 The U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722) heads out to sea from its home port in Alameda, California (USA), passing under the Golden Gate Bridge.


The U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722) heads out to sea from its home port in Alameda, California (USA), passing under the Golden Gate Bridge.

You can find the ALCOAST announcing winners of the 2016 Hopley Yeaton awards for exellence on the National Cutterman Chapter, Surface Navy Association web site. 

USCGC LIBERTY (WPB 1334), Credit to Gillfoto, 23 November 2012

USCGC LIBERTY (WPB 1334), Credit to Gillfoto, 23 November 2012

Still, if completing 84% percent of your drills, firing 100% of your training ammuntion, and doing 93% of your engineering maintenance are notable achievements, doesn’t that tell us that something is wrong? (Plus, how can you have a 200% reduction in mission limiting casualties?)

 

3 thoughts on “WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT – 2016 HOPLEY YEATON CUTTER EXCELLENCE

  1. I think naming the award after Hopley Yeaton is wrong too. He was something of a slacker as the older he got. Plus, he was a slave owner. Since when does the Coast Guard name an award for a slave ower?

    Firing 100% of training ammunition is no big deal. When I ran ordnance in D8(or) I made sure they fired it. This was the only fun training on the cutters during;the year and what good cutter GM did not save his pyro training for the 4th of July?

    I suppose if the cutter had 1000% present increase in mission limiting causalities – a 200% reduction is possible.

    • Bill, I knew I could depend on you to say something about Hopley Yeaton. Even if he was the first did he do anything of note? We certainly have plenty of other cuttermen who were worth honoring.

    • And of course there is a difference between blasting ammo or making the training realistic. Realism counts for nothing when you submit your annual NCEA report though…

      If every GM and FT can mount, time, headspace and fire a fifty, you are better off as a ship. But you will not receive any kudos since passing the minimum is all that is needed.

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