Protecting the country and supporting the community
Posted by PA3 Richard Brahm, Monday, April 16, 2012
Written by Ens. Eric Hudson
The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless proudly promoted opportunities for young adults, through community service and tours in the Galveston area during the months of March and April.
Since November 2011, the Dauntless has provided tours more than 80 students in both the Houston and Galveston areas.
Members of the Dauntless have collaborated with a local chapter of the National Naval Officers Association and Coast Guard recruiting to volunteer their time to local community events such as Texas Southern University’s 61st Annual Relay Track Meet and helping to serve meals at the Galveston County Food Bank.
The Dauntless also established itself as a place where students can get hands on experience with an active Coast Guard unit, speak to crew members, and learn about Coast Guard missions and career opportunities.
On Apr. 11, 2012, the Dauntless opened its brow to 28 junior ROTC cadets from Booker T. Washington High School in Houston. The cadets had an opportunity to speak to Cmdr. John Pruitt III, commanding officer of the Dauntless; Lt. Cmdr. Fritz Kuebler, executive officer of the Dauntless; Lt. Leslie Boudwin, engineering officer for the Dauntless; and Lt. Virginia Hudgins, operations officer for the Dauntless. They were also able to tour the cutter and observe an all hands muster.
During a final question and answer session, the cadets discussed what they learned about the different Coast Guard missions during their tour.