The SAME Narragansett Bay Post hosted the SAME U.S. Coast Guard Academy Engineer Cadet Dinner on Thursday, April 28, in New London, Conn. The event was the last of the four annual dinners held at the service academies in honor of graduating cadets and midshipmen who have earned degrees in engineering or will join engineer regiments.
The annual U.S. Coast Guard Academy Dinner is traditionally held on the evening of the Cadet Senior Research Symposium Day, when cadets present the findings and results of their senior design projects. Highlights of this year’s projects include a modification of the flare launch tube on the HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft, a Department of Defense systems engineering project that laid the groundwork to hybridize a mail truck, and a 4th-place overall finish at the regional American Society of Civil Engineers Concrete Canoe Competition.
The keynote speaker for the dinner was Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, USCG, the U.S. Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics (CG-4). As the Coast Guard’s chief engineer, Adm. Ostebo is responsible for all naval, civil, aeronautical and industrial engineering, logistics, and environmental and energy management programs for the Coast Guard's $22 billion capital plant, which includes 23,000 facilities, 250 ships, 1,800 boats and 200 aircraft. The evening’s awards went to Cadet Nathanael Crum as the top-in-class engineering graduate and Cadet Nicholas Herndon for outstanding leadership of the SAME Student Chapter.
Cdr. G. Scott Gesele, P.E., PMP M.SAME, USCG, Narragansett Bay Post President
Cdr. G. Scott Gesele presents Cadet Nathanael Crum with his award.