Recent Events at the MLEA
On October 9th, CAPT Solomon, CDR Daniels and MECM Briganti attended the Charleston area's 2018 Ombudsman Recognition with MLEA's Ombudsman, Mrs. Stephanie Krauss. The event was hosted by the Charleston Navy League and recognized the outstanding contributions local Ombudsman like Mrs. Krauss make in order to help our Coast Guard families. Bravo Zulu Mrs. Krauss!
On Friday, June 8th at the MLEA's Change of Command Ceremony, CAPT Haws relinquished command of the MLEA to CAPT Solomon at a ceremony presided over by the Commander of Force Readiness Command, RDML Smith. The crew of the MLEA wishes CAPT Haws the best as he moves on to serve as the Chief of Force Readiness Command's Assessment Division and looks forward to working with CAPT Solomon in the years to come. Left to Right: CAPT Haws, RDML Smith, CAPT Solomon and MECM Briganti.
MLEA's Chief Warrant Officer Workman was promoted to MLES4 and MEC Ragan promoted to MLES2 during a ceremony onboard the USS Yorktown on 25 May 2018.
On April 11th, 2017 CAPT Haws conducted a re-enlistment ceremony for BMCS Duff and BMC Brady, of the Non-Compliant Vessel Pursuit School House, at the beautiful White Point Garden in Downtown Charleston.
Members from MLEA attended a local elementary school career fair event and spoke with students about Coast Guard missions. Left to right: GMC Erin O'Brien, MECS Jamie Figueroa, YN2 Brandi Leyva, LT Rob Bianco, ME2 Eric Pedroso.
Chief Brandon Brady provides the students a tour of a small boat and some of the gear used in the field.
Congratulations to ME "A" School Class 801 who graduated on March 12, 2018.
FORCECOM Admiral Smith and Command Master Chief Ryan visited MLEA on February 12th, 2018 to speak to the crew and to recognize top performers.
CMC Ryan presents ME1 Oliveira with a Sailor of the Year plaque from the Chief's Mess for his efforts over the past year as an advanced law enforcement instructor.
ADM Smith recognizes top performers from the unit for their hard work over the past quarter.
ADM Smith receives a briefing on the Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations (ICMLEO) course.
MLEA's GM2 Arneberg re-enlisted underwater at the Charleston Aquarium on January 10, 2018. GM2 volunteers at the aquarium cleaning tanks, feeding fish, and performing in dive shows. He recited the oath through a microphone system as LT Bianco read it to him from outside the tank. The local news wrote an article about the event and it was also added to the Coast Guard's Southeast facebook page.
Vice Admiral Stosz and Master Chief Vanderhaden from DCMS visited MLEA on December 05, 2017, to speak to the local Coast Guard units in the area. During the all-hands, they recognized MK3 Gilmartin of the Non Compliant Vessel Pursuit Course for his outstanding performance of duties and his athletic achievements as a member of a local hockey team.
Members from MLEA's Non-Compliant Vessel Pursuit Course participated in a career fair at a local middle school to promote the Coast Guard on November 15, 2017.
Middle school students enjoy some time in the driver's seat during the career fair.
MLEA instructors LT Bianco, ME1 Doherty, GM1 Neivel and ME1 Canaval led boarding team member training for the International Maritime Officer Course held at Training Center Yorktown in November 2017. Students from around the world participate in this training each year with support from the MLEA staff.
Congratulations to ME "A" Class 709 who graduated on October 27, 2017.