Houston Woman Named Top Coast Guardsman in Mid-Atlantic Region

May 03, 2013 -- 4:52am

A local Coast Guardsman will be named the Enlisted Person of the Year for 2012 in the 5th Coast Guard District this morning.

Petty Officer 1st Class Christy Herms from Houston, Texas was selected as the Enlisted Person of the Year from more than 3,000 active duty Coast Guardsmen stationed in New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and North Carolina.

Rear Admiral Steven Ratti will present Herms her award during a ceremony this morning at 8:30 a.m.

Herms was recognized for a variety of her contributions at the Coast Guard’s only enlisted accession point including revamping the Coast Guard’s entry-level CPR/First Aid curriculum, managing the training data of more than 2,500 recruits and qualifying as one of only a handful of master training specialists in the Coast Guard.

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