The U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South crewmembers were awarded on March 7, 2019, with the Humanitarian Service Medal for their relief efforts during hurricane Irma on 2017. Photo: Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez.


A Dutch delegation visited Coast Guard Air Station Miami Thursday on behalf of the Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to present the Humanitarian Service Medal to members of Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South for their disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in 2017, also including the ribbon Windward Islands St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius.

The award was presented to Lt. Thomas Chronet; Chief Maritime Enforcement Specialist Andrew Lloyd; Machinery Technician First Class Edward Hinshelwood; Maritime Enforcement Specialist Second Class Julian Cubbies; Maritime Enforcement Specialist Second Class George Soto; Maritime Enforcement Specialist First Class Michael Walden; Boatswain Mate First Class Anton Lesovsky; Boatswain Mate First Class Micahel Kugelmann.

Read the full release on the Coast Guard’s website.