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Coast Guard Auxiliary installs 2018 Leadership Team

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-3 Lake Murray installed its 2018 Leadership Team at its monthly meeting at Flotilla Island on January 25, 2018.

The Flotilla 12-3 Lake Murray leadership team is a strategic complement of new and veteran members trained and qualified in Auxiliary programs.  Staff Officer appointments are:  Calvin Bowen, Communications; Barbara Burchfield, Communication Services (website) and Finance; Hiroko Bowen, Diversity; John Bradley, Human Resources; Allen Crothers, Information Services;  Rebecca Connelly, Materials; Paula Scaglione, Marine Safety; George Jeandheur, Member Training; Roger Deaton, Navigation Systems; Festus Burchfield, Operations and Recreational Boating Safety Program Visitation; Linda Warren, Public Affairs; Clayton Goodwin, Publications and Public Education; Stephen Pstrak, Secretary/Records.

John Bradley, Flotilla Commander (FC), and Clayton Goodwin, Flotilla Vice Commander (VFC), were installed at a formal Change of Watch ceremony in December with U.S. Coast Guard leaders, members and guests.  After assuming their duties, they consulted with Festus Burchfield, Immediate Past Flotilla Commander (IPFC), and chose a team to organize and conduct Coast Guard Auxiliary activities during 2018.

Bradley, FC, is no stranger to public service and dedication to others.  Prior to retirement, he led a life of public service working as a government contractor in the fire service and as an electrical contractor in California. Bradley moved to South Carolina in 2012 and joined the South Carolina State Guard to continue his involvement in public service.  With a passion for water and boating, he joined the Lake Murray Flotilla to assist in the Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety programs.

Goodwin, VFC,  has also been active in community service programs his entire adult career.  After completing an eight-year enlistment in the U. S. Navy as a shipboard jet engine mechanic, he became a fireman, a common experience for both leaders. Goodwin currently teaches computer courses on the college level. Because he missed the camaraderie experienced in the Navy, Goodwin joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary where his talents are greatly appreciated and he can continue to contribute to his community.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the volunteer, non-military component of the U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security. Members are tasked with supporting the Coast Guard in non-law enforcement operational missions. The Auxiliary has members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.  Learn more about Flotilla 12-3 Lake Murray at www.uscgaux-lakemurray.com.

Pub. 2/13/18