Monday, April 30, 2012

Scholle awarded Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs

Date: April 30, 2012
Contact: Tom Nunes
Public Affairs Officer
Phone Number: (602) 617-1979

News Release

Scholle awarded Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Commodore Marie M. Scholle was awarded the Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award by Vice Adm. Manson Brown, Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area in ceremonies at Coast Guard Base Support Unit Alameda. Scholle serves as Deputy National Commodore for Mission Support for the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Scholle was recognized for her leadership of over 6,100 Coast Guard Auxiliary members in the Pacific area, and for providing advice to the Pacific Area Commander on Auxiliary matters. She developed a strategic plan with specific goals, milestones, and measures to focus Auxiliary efforts on crucial Pacific Area mission needs. She standardized emergency notification procedures throughout the Pacific that resulted in saving lives and protecting property by alerting mariners and others of a major tsunami threat generated by the March 11, 2011 Japanese earthquake. Scholle also oversaw formation of new Coast Guard Auxiliary units in American Samoa, Guam, Saipan, and Barrow, Alaska.

The Coast Guard maintains several public service awards to recognize private citizens, groups, or organizations that help the Coast Guard carry out its missions. The Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award, the second highest, is presented to recognize unusual courage in advancing a Coast Guard mission, substantial contribution to the Coast Guard that has produced tangible results, or specific individual accomplishments that provide unique benefits to the public.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary created by an Act of Congress in 1939 is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard supporting the Coast Guard in nearly all its missions. Coast Guard Auxiliary men and women live and work in the communities they serve and understand the unique needs of their communities. For more information on the Coast Guard Auxiliary, please visit


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