Honored for a quarter
Posted by PA3 Richard Brahm, Monday, July 11, 2011
Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Cutler, an aviation electronics technician at Air Station Houston, looks like he belongs in the Coast Guard. He walks like he always has somewhere important to go and something important to do when he gets there.
That’s because he normally does.
Cutler was recently added to a long list of Coast Guardsmen from Air Station Houston who go above and beyond their scope of daily operations: he was named the air station’s Coast Guardsmen of the quarter.
“I am constantly striving to be the best at any task, job, or situation I come across,” Cutler said. “So, to go above and beyond for me is a goal I personally try to meet every day.”
But Cutler didn’t accomplish these things on his own. He had many leaders to guide him on his way and to help point out his many accomplishments.
One of those leaders is Chief Petty Officer Forest Brumbaugh, an aviation maintenance technician at Air Station Houston.
“Starting the second he checked in, Travis Cutler has set himself above his peers in most every aspect,” said Brumbaugh. “He’s first to volunteer for and step up to any and all challenges and less-than-desirable tasks. On numerous occasions he selflessly sacrificed liberty and leave to lead our color guard and to represent the Coast Guard at high profile events.”
“When looking for candidates for Coast Guardsman of the quarter, the chief petty officer’s mess seeks individuals that truly mirror the Coast Guard’s core values both on-duty and off,” stated Brumbaugh. “It is always difficult to chose just one person to fill Coast Guardsman of the quarter, but Petty Officer Cutler’s infectious positive attitude paired with outstanding technical skills made him a clear choice.”
This wasn’t the only time that Cutler was recognized by the Coast Guard for his “go get it” attitude.
The Houston Military Affairs Committee hosts an annual military ball. All branches of the military are represented at this event and each of them selects one member to be recognized during the ball. In 2011 Cutler was selected to represent the Coast Guard.
Cutler was recognized by Adm. Mary Landry, commanding officer of the 8th Coast Guard district, along with the other four branches of the armed forces for his hard work and dedication.
“I feel that the Coast Guards missions are sometimes overlooked,” Cutler stated. “However, to be held with the other services for the great work we do on a day-to-day basis and recognized for these actions that display the dedication and devotion that all the men and women of the Coast Guard have, is a real honor.”