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News // Nov 7, 2020

Coast Guard Honors CGF Trustee Bob Montgomery

  • Jennifer Crowley Fyke

Bob Montgomery, Coast Guard Foundation Trustee, was honored with a Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award on November 5 at Coast Guard Headquarters for his “focused energy and selfless dedication in support of Coast Guard missions, members and families.”

In addition to his service on the Coast Guard Foundation Board, Bob has served on the commissioning committees for 36 Coast Guard Fast Response Cutters and chaired seven of these committees. With each commissioning, Bob and his fellow committee members detail the history of the ship’s namesake and involve immediate and distant family members, in addition to Coast Guard command units, local business and community organizations, military-serving groups, and local and state officials. Bob also engages with each cutter’s crew and family as they stand-up the ship's morale fund to care for members while underway.

Montgomery is a Director of Business Development at L3Harris Technologies, who have been providing mission critical systems to the Coast Guard for almost 20 years.

Bob’s selfless dedication and distinguished public service are most heartily commended and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard.

From Bob Montgomery's Distinguished Public Service Award Citation

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Admiral Karl Schultz, USCG presenting the Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award to Bob Montgomery. U.S. Coast Guard photos by PA2 Brian T. McCrum, USCG.

Thank you to the Coast Guard for recognizing Bob Montgomery,” shared Will Jenkins, Coast Guard Foundation Board Chairman. “He is the type of person who makes us successful and puts us in a position to help. It is a proud duty for all of us to serve, and we appreciate everything he has done for Coast Guard members and families along the way. He is a good friend.”

The Distinguished Public Service Award is the highest public recognition that the Commandant of the Coast Guard may award aside from the Gold and Silver lifesaving medals. Coast Guard Public Service Awards recognize individuals, groups, or organizations for helping the Coast Guard carry out its missions. The awards recognize the recipient’s exceptional coordination and cooperation in matters of the Coast Guard’s responsibilities and their personal and direct contribution to the Coast Guard that had a direct bearing on the accomplishment of the Coast Guard’s responsibilities to its citizens.

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