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  • Adam Cole (center), Yard structural group supervisor, received the Coast Guard Senior-Level Civilian of the Year award from Admiral Paul Zukunft (left), commandant of the Coast Guard, and Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz (right), deputy commandant for mission support, during ceremonies at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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    Adam Cole (center), Yard structural group supervisor, received the Coast Guard Senior-Level Civilian of the Year award from Admiral Paul Zukunft (left), commandant of the Coast Guard, and Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz (right), deputy commandant for mission support, during ceremonies at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C.
  • Rick Hare (center), Yard industrial department management and program analyst, received the Coast Guard Mid-Level Civilian of the Year award from Admiral Paul Zukunft (left), commandant of the Coast Guard, and Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz (right), deputy commandant for mission support, during ceremonies at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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    Rick Hare (center), Yard industrial department management and program analyst, received the Coast Guard Mid-Level Civilian of the Year award from Admiral Paul Zukunft (left), commandant of the Coast Guard, and Vice Admiral Sandra Stosz (right), deputy commandant for mission support, during ceremonies at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Pasadena Residents Named U.S. Coast Guard Civilian Employees Of The Year

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The commandant of the United States Coast Guard recently announced the selection of three employees of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore as the Coast Guard Civilian Employees of the Year. Two honorees are residents of Pasadena.

Adam Cole, Yard structural group supervisor, is the Coast Guard Civilian Employee of the Year (senior level), and Rick Hare, Yard management and program analyst, is the Coast Guard Civilian Employee of the Year (mid-level). A third honoree — Jann Blevins, a painter leader at the shipyard and resident of Harford County — received the award in the junior-level category.

Adam Cole, a 2003 graduate of Northeast High School, began his employment at the Yard in 2002 as a sheet-metal trainee as part of his high school work-study program. Two years later, he entered the Yard Trades Training program as a ship-fitter/welder helper. He progressed through his career ladder and was promoted to Yard structural group general foreman last year. He supervises the ship-fitting, sheet metal, welding and boat joiner shops employing more than 95 Coast Guard Yard employees.

Cole’s award cites exceptional leadership and technical ability. During the last year, he initiated an employee of the month program, drafted numerous award recommendations, codified certification and performance standards for promotion, and justified the procurement of new tools and heavy equipment for shop personnel. His efforts contributed to a reduction of the Yard’s labor cost and achieved significant savings for the shipyard over the next two years. Supporting his local community, he initiated a gift drive that involved his shops’ personnel, raising thousands of dollars and adopting four families with young children this past holiday season.

Cole is married to the former Courtney Miller and is the father of three children.

Rick Hare, a third-generation Yard employee, began his career in 2005 in the electric shop. Today, as a management and program analyst in the Yard industrial department, he performs the duties of a ship superintendent and is responsible for the planning, execution and coordination of Coast Guard cutter repairs and renovations performed by the 530-person, 12-trade production workforce. He manages the cost, schedule and performance of cutter renovation and repair projects while reviewing and evaluating technical information, including specifications, inspection reports, estimates, drawings and work procedures.

Hare’s award cites his successful management of the 225-foot Seagoing Buoy Tender In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Mid-Life Maintenance Availability (MMA) program. Each renovation project includes millions of dollars of work involving industrial labor, material and contracted services completed over a 14-month period. His management skills have resulted in significant savings to the Coast Guard for each cutter scheduled in the program. Additionally, serving his community, he makes time to support athletics as the head coach of a local youth baseball team.

Hare is married to the former Jennifer Herrmann. They have one child.

Adam Cole and Rick Hare lead their fellow Coast Guard Yard employees by example and exemplify the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Receipt of these awards is testimony to their maritime expertise and dedication to the U.S. Coast Guard.


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