Veterans day - 2018
November 11, 2018
This week’s one hour radio broadcast is pre-recorded.
Host Jim Fausone Interviews 2 guests:
- Master Chief Petty Officer Vincent Patton (ret)
- Marine Stephen Peck, CEO of US Vets
Coast Guard’s Highest Ranking Enlisted
From www.military.com …
A native of Detroit, Michigan, Master Chief Patton enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in June 1972. His first assignment after graduating from Radioman (communications) School in 1973 was aboard the USCGC DALLAS, Governors Island, NY. Other duty stations as a radioman includes Coast Guard Group and Air Station Detroit, MI and Recruiting Office Chicago, IL.
In 1979, Master Chief Patton changed his occupational rating from radioman to yeoman (personnel). As a yeoman he was assigned to the Ninth Coast Guard District Office, Cleveland, OH, two separate tours at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC, and an afloat tour on USCGC BOUTWELL, Seattle, WA. Prior to selection to his present position, he served as the Command Master Chief for the Coast Guard Atlantic Area. During this assignment he was the senior enlisted advisor to Joint Task Force-160, during Operation Support Democracy, which was the largest alien migration operation in history.
US Vets Offers Support for Veterans and their Families
From the U.S.VETS website …
U.S.VETS IS THE NATION’S LARGEST NONPROFIT PROVIDER OF COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES TO HOMELESS AND AT-RISK VETERANS.
WITH 20 RESIDENTIAL SITES AND 9 SERVICE CENTERS IN 13 CITIES ACROSS 5 STATES (AZ, CA, HI, NV, AND TX), THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND THE TERRITORY OF GUAM, U.S.VETS PROVIDES VITAL SERVICES SUCH AS:
- Job placement
- Case management
- Employment assistance
- Drug and alcohol-free housing
The successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.
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