The Newport City Council has launched a new tradition in the community involving the Coast Guard. In honor of the Coast Guard’s tireless efforts to protect life and property along the coast, the council awarded it’s first-ever “Sailor of the Quarter” award to Coastguardsman Jesse Tye. Guardsman Tye serves at the Newport Coast Guard Station and was most recently involved in the rescue operation of those aboard the Fishing Vessel Chevelle that went down inside the Newport Jetties earlier this year. Guardsman Tye has also participated in other rescues and performed many rescue tows of disabled vessels back to port.
Here is the text of his nomination form for “Sailor of the Quarter” from the Coast Guard
SN Tye, you are nominated for Sailor of the Quarter for your hard work, dedication and respect of your shipmates. Your hard work in becoming a fully qualified member on all unit assets before deadlines. Volunteering your off-time to become the only BTM Qualified non-rate at the unit for the last quarter. Your dedication and perseverance, putting in for special assignment to Bahrain a second time to expand your knowledge of your perspective rate. The time you spent on and off-duty helping other shipmates become qualified on unit assets. Your leadership coordinating and executing Color guard events upholds the units sterling reputation. Your supervisors continually praise you for needing little to no supervision on all projects no matter the size in deck department. The work you put in on your liberty time helping maintain and clean the range. Your customs and courtesies are always in keeping with our core values; on two separate occasions retired Coast Guard members made sure to inform a chief, how impressed they were with your knowledge on unit assets and respect. Your work ethic and knowledge are beyond reproach receiving the top score out of all crewmen for RFO. The assignment you did for Shipmates 23; disciplined initiative, were and are the values which need to be embodied by young members; such as you do to ensure you are ready for future challenges.
Here are a few significant cases that he was involved in:
03/10/12 – F/V Chevelle ran aground on the North Jetty. CG 47268 assisted in the evacuation of the Crew
08/02/12 – F/V Two Fishers had to be towed due to their propellers being fouled up in crab gear.
09/03/12 – F/V Master Chris became disabled 25 miles off shore and was towed back to Newport by MLB Victory.
I truly appreciate your interest in sharing SN Tye’s accomplishments with the community and once again apologize for the delay in providing you with your request.
BMC Carlos D. Hessler
Station Yaquina Bay