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Taylor named District 17 Petty Officer of the Year

Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Taylor displays a commemorative plate given to him by the Armed Forces YMCA of Alaska. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert.)

Christopher Taylor, a Coast Guard engineering petty officer serving at Station Ketchikan, has been named Coast Guard 17th District 2013 Enlisted Petty Officer of the Year.

According to the Coast Guard, Taylor is a Florida native who was nominated for his work maintaining Station Ketchikan’s 47- and 25-foot smallboats, while also volunteering at the base and in the community.

In addition to his contributions to the Coast Guard, Taylor is a member of the Ketchikan Rotary and the South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department. He also volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ketchikan and the Partnership in Education program, and has organized roadside cleanups.

The Coast Guard’s District 17 encompasses all of Alaska.

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