Ancient Albatross (Gold)

The Ancient Albatross Officer Aviator Award  was instituted in 1966 to honor the Coast Guard Aviator on active duty holding the earliest designation in recognition of clear defiance of the private realm of the albatross and all it seabird kin while in pursuit of the time-honored Coast Guard duties.

The Ancient Albatross Officer award is sponsored by Airbus Group and Sikorsky Aircraft.

The Foundation for Coast Guard History takes great pleasure in presenting this unique print of the Curtiss F-Boat to the Ancient Gold Albatross. Painted by renowned maritime artist and retired Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer William RaVell, III, it was commissioned by the FCGH specifically and exclusively for presentation to present and future Gold and Silver Ancient Albatross. It is signed and numbered by the artist.

This aircraft, and the aviators who proudly flew in her, exemplify the Lifesaver, protector, and Warrior persona that sets Coast Guardsmen apart from all others who are naval aviators. The Foundation for Coast Guard History believes this painting is a most fitting tribute to the Coast Guard’s senior most aviators.

 

VADM Wililam D. Shields

30 Dec 1965

RADM Charles Tighe

27 Aug 1966

ADM Chester R. Bender

28 Aug 1970

CDR Walter R. Goldhammer

01 June 1974

RADM Chester. A. Richmond, Jr.

01 July 1975

ADCMAP John P. Greathouse

01 July 1977

CAPT William D. Harvey

23 Feb 1979

VADM Charles E. Larkin

05 Sept 1979

RADM Frederick P. Schubert

31 July 1984

VADM Donald C. Thompson

24 May 1985

RADM Edward Nelson, Jr.

08 June 1988

VADM Clyde E. Robbins

19 May 1989

VADM Howard B. Thorsen

05 June 1990

RADM George D. Passmore

27 June 1991

RADM Thomas T. Matteson

05 June 1992

RADM William C. Donnell

19 June 1993

VADM Richard D. Herr

23 May 1997

RADM Edward J. Barrett

30 June 1998

RADM James C. Olson

14 July 2000**

RADM David W. Kunkel

13 May 2006

VADM Vivien S. Crea

26 June 2008

RADM Gary T. Blore

1 October 2009

VADM John P.Currier

14 July 2011

RADM John H. Korn

4 June 2014

VADM Charlie Ray

6 April 2015

Ancient Albatross (Silver)

In 1988 the Enlisted Ancient Albatross Award was established to honor the Coast Guard enlisted aircrew member on active duty with the earliest graduation date from an aviation technical school.

The Ancient Albatross Enlisted Trophy is sponsored by Airbus Group and Sikorsky Aircraft

The Foundation for Coast Guard History takes great pleasure in presenting this unique print of the Curtiss F-Boat to the Ancient Silver Albatross. Painted by renowned maritime artist and retired Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer William RaVell, III, it was commissioned by the FCGH specifically and exclusively for presentation to present and future Gold and Silver Ancient Albatross. It is signed and numbered by the artist.

This aircraft, and the aviators who proudly flew in her, exemplify the Lifesaver, protector, and Warrior persona that sets Coast Guardsmen apart from all others who are naval aviators. The Foundation for Coast Guard History believes this painting is a most fitting tribute to the Coast Guard’s senior most aviators.

ADCM J. T. Woltz

08 June 1990

MCPO-CG Eric A. Trent

01  Dec 1995

SCPO Gary Butler

30 June 1998

AVTCM Douglas W. Farence

02 Nov 1999

AMTCM Bernard D. Irsik

14 July 2000

AMTCM Mark T. Bigart

24 April  2002

AMTCM Wiliam Beardsley

11 April 2003

SCPO Peter MacDougall

13 May 2006

AETCM Michael F. Ferreira

8 August 2014

Chief Warrant Officer

Professional Development

Honor Graduate

The FCGH provides each Honor Graduate of the Coast Guard’s Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Course. These individuals are provided a copy of the FCGH’s signature coffee table book The Coast Guard and a one year subscription to our magazine, The Cutter.

The recent graduates who have been named their classes’ Honor Graduate are listed here:

CWO Thomas J. Moore

CWO James M. Bailey

CWO David E. Porco

CWO Dennis A. Rangel

CWO Robert B. Melancon

CWO Patricia A. Holmes

CWO Louis M. Bevilacqua

CWO Dominic R. Doldo

CWO Gregory T. Johannessen

CWO Timothy M Woody

CWO Larry L. Zeruth

CWO Duane D. Everhart

CWO Jeneen Satterfield

CWO Jack Hildreth

CWO Kenneth Norris

CWO Gregory Babst

CWO Allan Roth

CWO Corey L. Nations

CWO John M. Roberts

CWO Donald Brzuska

CWO Clinton R. Hamblin

CWO Kory E. Cronin

CWO Berlin Gabretti

CWO Christine K. Bouressa

CWO Jeffery D. Stewart

CWO Joshua C. Davis

CWO Gregory S Bishop

CWO Jared Frazier

CWO Mike D. Kreider

CWO Brian A. Robson

CWO Darren W. Grubb

CWO Matthew James

CWO Justin Uttywaal

CWO Robert C. Resendes

CWO Christopher L. Terry

CWO Nathan Wissmann

CWO Dana L. Fleming

CWO Peter W. Gollnick

CWO Sean M. Keeman

CWO James W. Kappes

CWO Eric C. Wilson

CWO James H. Smith

CWO Shawn T. Barnes

CWO Blake Hadley

CWO Mary Gandy

CWO Cynthia E. Oliver

CWO Paul Roszkowski

CWO Mickey T. Price

CWO Maria Reyes

CWO Steven Wilson

CWO John Henderson

CWO Joanne A. Warzynski

CWO Michael T. Zanetti

CWO David P. Allen

CWO Adam R. Servatius

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