Fletcher, Stephen, DVCP

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Current Service Status
USCG Auxiliary Active
Current/Last Rank
District Vice Commander
Current/Last Primary Rate
MS-Marine Safety and Environmental Protection (Auxiliary)
Current/Last Rate Group
Primary Unit
2017-2017, AUX, CG Station Toledo
Previously Held Rate
AA-Airman Apprentice
CS-Communication Services (Auxiliary)
IS-IS-Information and Communication Services
CM-Communications (Auxiliary)
OP-Operations (Auxiliary)
AUX-Auxiliary Food Service
PA-Marketing and Public Affairs (Auxiliary)
Service Years
1981 - Present
Official/Unofficial US Coast Guard Certificates
Voice Edition
District Vice Commander
District Vice Commander

 Official Badges 

Operations Auxiliarist

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Order of the Shellback US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

Blue Star Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
MCL Dearborn Detachment 152American Veterans (AMVETS)Post 364Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)
Post 2107, Lt. Archie Kelly PostAmerican Cold War VeteransCold War Veterans AssociationMarine Corps Together We Served
Beirut Veterans of America (BVA)Michigan ChapterAssociates of Vietnam Veterans of AmericaCGTWS Unit Historian
CG Auxiliary Association (CGAuxA)Coast Guard Together We Served [Verified]
  1986, Marine Corps League, MCL Dearborn Detachment 152 (Junior Vice Commandant) (Dearborn, Michigan) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1987, American Veterans (AMVETS) - Assoc. Page
  1997, American Legion, Post 364 (Commander) (Dearborn, Michigan) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2007, Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2107, Lt. Archie Kelly Post (Sr. Vice Commander) (Dearborn, Michigan) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, American Cold War Veterans
  2010, Cold War Veterans Association
  2010, Marine Corps Together We Served
  2013, Beirut Veterans of America (BVA) - Assoc. Page
  2013, Patriot Guard Riders, Michigan Chapter (Michigan)
  2014, Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America
  2014, CGTWS Unit Historian
  2014, CG Auxiliary Association (CGAuxA)
  2014, Coast Guard Together We Served [Verified]
  2017, National Coast Guard Museum Association - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Currently the Operations and Technology Supervisor for Great Lakes Transportation (dba Metro Cars) supporting multiple sites on a MPLS and VPN networks, including 200+ mobile data terminals. Duties include 24hr Help Desk support, New Systems Deployment, Data Security, LAN support, Exchange administration, Database Administration, and just about everything else they can think of. We operate on a Client/Server base in a Virtual Machine environment.

I have recently been elected the Flotilla Commander of Flotilla 18-07 in the 9th Central District. Additionaly, I have been appointed by the District Comodoor to serve on the District Staff as the District Staff Officer for Marine Safety. I look forward to serving in these new positions to further the missions of the US Coast Guard and US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Additionally I am a Vehicle Operator and Therapuetic Recreational Leader with the City of Westland, Michigan...Parks and Recreation Department. I oversee recreation type activities for children and adults with a wide and various range of disabilities.

Active in a few military groups...  Marine Corps League (Det 152, Jr. Vice), Military Order of the Devil Dogs (Pound 6), American Legion (Post 364, Sgt-at-Arms), Sons of the American Legion (Squadron 364, Adjuant), Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council (Adjuant), VFW, AMVETS, just to name a few....   They keep me very busy.

Of course, TWS get's a lot of my attention as well...active on various teams and projects here to make TWS a better place for all of our service men, women, and veterans !!
Other Comments:

United States Coast Guard
228th Birthday
August 04, 2018

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
79th Birthday
June 23, 2018

I will be attending the
3rd Annual TWS All Service Reunion

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Military and Civilian

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria
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 Military Deployments 

AustraliaBahamas, TheCanadaCayman IslandsCubaFranceGermanyItalyJapanJamaicaKorea, SouthLebanonMexicoNetherlandsPhilippinesUnited KingdomUnited StatesHoly See (Vatican City)

 Remembrance Profiles -  2 Coasties Remembered
  • Walker, David, PO1, (1940-1952)
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 Ribbon Bar

Officer Cutterman
Recreational Boating Safety Device

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1982, OSVET (Army, Marines, Navy or AirForce), H/30642
 Duty Stations
<B>USMC</b>Coast Guard Auxiliary & Boating Safety (CG-BSX)Coast Guard Auxiliary & Boating Safety (CG-BSX)USCGC Bristol Bay (WTGB-102/NRLY)
CG Station Belle IsleCentral Region/Division 18 (Detroit River)USCGC Mobile Bay (WTGB-103/NRUR)Office of Shore Forces (CG-741)/Sector Detroit
US Coast GuardCG Auxiliary District 9/Central RegionCG Station Toledo
  1982-1987, AA, USMC
  2014-2014, Division 18 (Detroit River)/Flotilla 18-07
  2014-2016, CS, Division 18 (Detroit River)/Flotilla 18-07
  2015-2015, IS, USCGC Bristol Bay (WTGB-102/NRLY)
  2015-Present, CG Station Belle Isle
  2015-Present, CM, Division 18 (Detroit River)/Flotilla 18-07
  2015-Present, IS, Central Region/Division 18 (Detroit River)
  2016-2016, OP, USCGC Mobile Bay (WTGB-103/NRUR)
  2016-Present, MS, Office of Shore Forces (CG-741)/Sector Detroit
  2016-Present, MS, Division 18 (Detroit River)/Flotilla 18-07
  2016-Present, IS, Division 18 (Detroit River)/Flotilla 18-07
  2016-Present, MS, CG Auxiliary District 9/Central Region
  2017-2017, PA, USCGC Bristol Bay (WTGB-102/NRLY)
  2017-2017, AUX, CG Station Toledo
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1984-1984 Hurricane Diana Relief (US East Coast)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Coast Guard?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Coast Guard?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Northern Virginia Community CollegeCoastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NCUniversity of PhoenixMadonna University
University of Phoenix
  1983-1983, Northern Virginia Community College
  1986-1986, Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC
  1999-2004, University of Phoenix
  2000-2001, Madonna University
  2013-2014, University of Phoenix
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 16, 1977, NROTC Events4
  Jun 16, 2014, Forum Photos21
  Jun 16, 2014, General Photos
  Jun 22, 2014, 75th Birthday ~ Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA8
  Jun 23, 2014, USCG Auxiliary ~ 75th Anniversary1
  Jul 08, 2014, Flotilla 091-18-07 ~ Flag Dedication6
  Aug 11, 2014, American Legion 364 - Portifino Cruise58
  Aug 12, 2014, Lighthouse ~ Belle Isle, Detroit, MI11
  Sep 11, 2014, MIAP Funeral (13 Veterans)18
  Jun 20, 2015, Detroit River Days7
  Jun 25, 2015, AUX10 ~ C School3
  Oct 10, 2015, 2015 Rouge-A-Palooza5
  Dec 08, 2015, Flotilla 091-18-07 Christmas Meeting1
  Feb 02, 2016, AuxMEES and MSTR Awards2
  Jun 24, 2016, Detroit River Days20
  Feb 04, 2017, Shiver on the River4
  Feb 11, 2017, Detroit Boat Show6
  Apr 01, 2017, District 9 Central ~ Spring D-Train
  May 29, 2017, Memorial Day Parade (Dearborn, MI)162
  Jun 20, 2017, D/9 Education Cruise - CGC Bristol Bay
  Jun 23, 2017, 2017 Detroit River Days (Day 1)15
  Jun 24, 2017, 2017 Detroit River Days (Day 2)14
  Jun 25, 2017, 2017 Detroit River Days (Day 3)11
  Jun 26, 2017, 2017 Detroit Fireworks
  Aug 30, 2017, MOM Patrol aboard the "Rachel M"7
  Sep 07, 2017, District 9 Central ~ Fall D-Train
  Sep 15, 2017, Aux Food Service Training
  Dec 17, 2017, Wreaths Across America
  Feb 03, 2018, Detroit: Shiver on the River9
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